QuiltArt 30 years in 2015
Dialogues and Small Talk
Dialogues and Small Talk, two exhibitions and a book to accompany the shows. The book and the shows celebrate the group's 30 years of existence and is the result of a collaboration between the British quilt historian and academic Dr Sue Marks and the members of the group. The texts are all written by Dr Marks, who was able to draw on her extensive knowledge of contemporary and historic quilting in her dialogues with the artists about their work, their thoughts about their work and working methods.
Textilsammlung Max Berk · Kurpfälzisches Museum, Heidelberg, Germany, 29th March -2d August 2015
The Quilt Museum, York, UK, 11th September - 31st October 2015
Museum Dr 8888, Drachten, the Netherlands, 16th January - 3th April 2016
Carrefour Europeen de Patchwork, St.Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace, France, 14th - 18th September 2016
Nordwolle Museum, Delmenhorst, Germany, 2nd October - 21st December 2016
International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, August 31 - December 2 2017
Kirkckudbright Galleries, St. Mary Street, Kirckudbright, Scotland, January 12 - March 24 2019
Festival of Quilts, Birmingham UK, August 2015
Macclesfield Silk Museums, Macclesfield UK, 19th September - 31st October 2015
Die Schierstins, Veenwouden, the Netherlands, 9th January - 28th February 2016
Veldhoven, the Netherlands, mid April - mid May 2016
Textile-Art-Berlin 2016, Berlin-Kreuzberg, 9th and 10th July 2016
Guildford House, Guildford, UK, 15 July - 10 September 2017
Pictures from the opening of Dialogues at Textilsammlung Max Berk, March 2015
Museum Tsaritsyno, Moscow
Started at Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Bovey Tracey and is accompanied by a new catalogue
The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, UK 13th January - 26th February 2012
Quilt und Textilkunst, Munich, Germany, 19th May - 16th June 2012
Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, Manchester, UK, 28th July - 13th October 2012 (Voices Plus)
The Brindley, Cheshire, UK, 20th October - 20th November 2012
Farfield Mill, Sedbergh, Cumbria, UK, 19th Jan - 7th April 2013
New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, UK, 19th May - 7th July 2013
Quilt Art 22 – Under Construction
This exhibition opened on the 16th July 2007 at the Minerva Arts Centre in Llanidloes, Powys, Wales, UK.
A 96 page book accompanied the exhibition and focuses on the process of making, from original idea through to designing, layering and stitching.
Minerva Arts Centre, Llanidloes, Wales, 16th July- 15th September 2007
The Art Center Silkeborg Bad, Denmark, 10th November 2007- 3rd March 2008
Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery, Gloucester, U.K. 26th April - 31st May 2008
MIAT Museum, Gent, Belgium. 21st June - 14th September 2008
Museum Rijswijk, Rijswijk, the Netherlands. 6th December 2008 - 11th January 2009
Cifrapalota, Museum and Pinacotek (Motley Palace), Kecskemét, Hungary, 30th January - 1st March 2009
Quilt Art 20
About Quilt Art 20:
'The Quilt Art group's international membership results in work ranging from responses to time, place and politics to formal explorations of colour, rhythm and process. What unites them is a self-assurance in what they do.' Dr Susan Marks, Selvedge, 2007.
'Diversity has always proved one of the group's greatest strengths, through makers' selection and employment of new and traditional techniques and materials and, of equal significance, their individual cultural heritages.' Collins Gallery, Glasgow, 2005.
'The Quilt Art group ... has selectively absorbed relevant concerns from the wider textile and fine art context.' Dr Stepahnie Brown, Textile Perspectives, 2005.
Collins Gallery, Glasgow, U.K. 2nd July – 20th August 2005
Royal Cornwall Museum, U.K. 26th November – 30th December 2005
Bankfield Museum, Halifax, U.K. 7th January – 5th March 2006
Gloucester Museum, U.K. 18th March – 29th April 2006
Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire, U.K. 13th May – 25rd June 2006
Stedelijk Museum, Roermond, The Netherlands, 17th September, 2006 - 7th January 2007
Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, 19th January - 4th March 2007
Nordwestdeutsches Museum für IndustrieKultur, Delmenhorst, Germany, 18th March - 20th May 2007
National Craft Gallery, Casltle Yard Kilkenny, Ireland, 9th June - 15th July 2007
Musée Textile de Haute-Alsace, Wesserling, France, 6th September – end of October 2007
‘International Quilt Week’ 2007,Yokohama, Japan, 8th - 10th November 2007
Burlington Art Center, Ontario, Canada, 2nd December 2007 - 27th January 2008
Textilsammlung Max Berk, Kurpfälzisches Museum Heidelberg, Germany, 24th February – 13th July 2008
QuiltArt Past Venues Images and info
In 2010 Quilt Art had been in existence for 25 years. We were celebrating this with a major touring exhibition. A 96 page book accompanying this exhibition (and A Slice of Quilt Art) focuses on the studio work, the ideas and the making of the pieces.
Quilt Art at 25 - Textilsammlung Max Berk, Heidelberg 2011-2012
video: Mirjam Pet-Jacobs
Bankfield Museum, Halifax, UK 17th July - 29th August 2010
Michael West Gallery, Quay arts, Isle of Wight, UK 23rd October - 27th November 2010
The Quilt Museum, York, UK, 5th February - 2nd May 2011
Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery, Cancelled due to museum refurbishment
Rhyl Library Arts Centre, Denbighshire, Wales, U.K. 11th June - 13th August 2011
Textilsammlung Max Berk · Kurpfälzisches Museum, Heidelberg, Germany, September 18th 2011 - March 18th 2012
The Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland. October 19th - November 16th 2012
This is an exhibition showing perhaps a slightly different side of Quilt Art's members. In a long, narrow format everyone is encouraged to experiment and take risks … Images from this exhibition is also featured in the above mentioned book.
A Slice of Quilt Art at Museum Rijswijk, 2011-2012
video: Mirjam Pet-Jacobs
Festival of Quilts, NEC, Birmingham, UK August 19-22 2010. See pictures below
Quilt und Textilkunst, Munich, Germany, November - December 2010
Festival Internacional de Patchwork Sitges, Sitges, Spain, 17th - 20th March 2011
Prague Patchwork Meeting, Prague, Czech, 1st - 4th April 2011
The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Ireland, April 30th - May 28th 2011
Budapest Textile Museum, Budapest, Hungary, 25th August - 25th September 2011
Museum Rijswijk, the Netherlands, November 19th,2011 - January 8th 2012
De Kunstpraktjik, Veldhoven, the Netherlands, April 29th - June 9th 2012
Cowslip Workshops, St Stephens, Cornwall, UK, 31th August - 10th September 2012
De Schierstins, Veenwouden, the Netherlands, 26th January - 3rd March 2013
Voices at Waterside Arts Centre
Quilt Art: International Expressions, US tour exhibit
(Quilt Art 20)
The exhibition created to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the founding of Quilt Art. A book/catalogue produced for this occasion shows examples of each members work (current members at the time of the printing), both recent in the form of one or more quilts from the show as well as earlier work.Quilt Art 20 toured Europe from 2005 - 2008 with little detours to Japan and Canada Pictures from the the Canadian and Japanese venue can be seen further down on this page
Read an article from ARTES magazine about us – and we have heard that the exhibition had just under 34,000 visitors at Doylestown!
Minnetrista Cultural Center & Oakhurst Gardens, Muncie, IN, June 12th - August 29th 2010
Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, Florida, September 12th - November 7th 2010
Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia, OR, February 4th - April 24th 2011
Oregon Historical Society, Portland, Oregon, July 1st - August 29th 2011
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, September 10th 2011 - January 1st 2012
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Gross Point Shore, MI, January 26th - March 25th, 2012
The Karl and Helen Burger Gallery, Union, NJ, January 24th - April 4th, 2013
The Sioux City Arts Center, Sioux City, Iowa, November 9th, 2013 - January 5th, 2014
‘In Search of Perfection – Textile Arts of Western Europe and Japan’
at Tsaritsyno Museum, Moscow, Russia
20th November 2013 - 10th February 2014
This exhibition was featuring over 70 textile artworks made over the last four years in the Bread House, a part of the State Historical, Architectural, Art and Landscape Museum-Reserve ‘Tsaritsyno’ in Moscow. It was the largest Quilt Art exhibition we have ever shown and the first time we were exhibiting in Russia. It celebrateted the diversity and distinctiveness of artistic vision combined with technical excellence.
After preparations of more than a year, Inge Hueber, Eszter Bornemisza and Mirjam Pet-Jacobs went to Moscow to attend the opening of our 73 works containing exhibition (QA25, A Slice and Voices), to hold some talks at a symposium and to give workshops.
In 11 consecutive halls the museum exhibited the large QA exhibition and, in the last hall, a small solo show of works in the Mola technique by the Japanese artist Fumiko Nakayama. Her work was executed and presented beautifully but unfortunately there was little artistic connection with the QA works.
A small opening hall showed information about all artists hung on the walls and above a long plinth covered with sand, representing their path of development. Each hall was filled by one, two or three of us, interesting combinations yet always in harmony. Good use was made of long sand-covered plinths and light boxes that showed off some artworks. In the centre hall one could hear melodious sounds, composed by Alexander Marchenko, who was also responsible for the musical composition of the opening performance.
Each hall was filled with its own energy, ranging from quiet meditation to resounding emotions. The high ceilings gave every exhibit a serene and almost sacral atmosphere. It was obvious that there were 21 (including the Japanese artist) highly personal voices echoing the souls of the makers.
In her opening speech Russian artist Mila Vvedenskaya who had designed the exhibition. expressed her sincere gratitude and thankfulness to have been able to work so intensely with the artworks; she had come to feel very deep friendship with the QA artists: “Our souls are following the same flow. The artists show the world in many aspects and not only their personal lives. Used materials and techniques are unique and personal. All the produced stitches are able to fill the viewer with energy. The work definitely can hold up the art level found in painting, sculpture and other mediums.”
The exhibition is accompanied by a full-colour 128 p. catalogue with all artworks.
The venue itself is overwhelming and the Russian organised a stunning opening performance. …