Full Urban Textures Quilt @ Market

I wasn’t sure about showing the full view of the quilt I made for market, but saw a couple on FB so assume it is OK to post this now.

I wanted a simple design that would showcase my fabric design and be beginning quilter friendly. Most of the colors come from the diverse value and color shifts of each colorway. There is a solid black, cobalt and red added to the mix.  I love this fabric and hope it sells well at market.

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Urban Textures Fabric collection

At long last, a journey that started nearly a year ago with a call for entry from SAQA has come to an end of sorts. An end that I hope will be a beginning for me.   Through the hard work of Luana Rubin at EQuilter.com and Andover Fabrics, SAQA’s fabric design line named Urban Textures is being pre-sold. It is a stunning collection from 6 SAQA member designers. My design is an edge to edge hombre in 3 colorways which I am showing you below. This began as a photograph of my birdbath so art really can be found all around you. I am so excited and can’t wait to get my hands on the real thing. So many ideas!

The page with the designers’ names has some errors in it but I’m confident that Luana and Andover will get it corrected quickly. The entire collection can be seen on Andover’s website by clicking HERE

****The fabric was originally printed with my name incorrect on the selvdge edge. I was SOOO disappointed. The funny part of it is Jane Paine is my mom. The name on the selvedge originally is Jane Paine-Dawes. They corrected additional runs with my name Janice Paine-Dawes on the selvedge edge.***

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Beyond Comfort at Texas A & M Stark Galleries


I received this the other day announcing the opening of the SAQA exhibit, Beyond Comfort. I was thrilled to see that an image of my quilt in the exhibit was used on the card! The top right image on the card is my quilt in the exhibit.  This was unexpected but a welcome surprise. 

The exhibit runs through August 18, 2013 so if you are in the area, stop and have a look.

Premiere Location: Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, United Kingdom, August 11-14, 2011 Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 19 – September 16, 2012  Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, January 20 – March 10, 2013 Texas A&M University, J. Wayne Stark Galleries, College Station, Texas, May 23 – August 18, 2013

View the quilts and more exhibition information Quilts available for purchase
Buy the catalog

Juror: Marci McDade Curator: Eileen Doughty

SAQA Beyond Comfort Exhibit Venue

Eileen Doughty, curator, confirmed today that the SAQA exhibit Beyond Comfort will be traveling to Texas A&M   College Station, Texas and showing in the Stark Gallery  from May 23 – August 18, 2013 .  It is currently being shown at  Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio

Just to refresh you, one of my Sati quilts was chosen for this traveling exhibit by the juror, Marci Rae McDade, editor of Fiberarts magazine .  This exhibit challenges each artist to venture into uncharted territories of creative expression by turning away from the comfort zones of their established body of work. The catalog for this exhibition is made possible through the generosity of Teri Quinn.  

The show has had some impressive press articles written about it while traveling.