Uni presentation, another book, and Houston.

Last Day of uni! Actually, it doesn't feel as exciting as the last day of school used to feel. But it was great to see everyone's artworks, we've all been talking about them for the last few months but not really seeing anything anyone else was doing, so this morning we all got to check out the other pieces. Here's my piece (the Jaimee Quilt) hanging in the Lux Gallery. It's actually more of a corridor but you have to work with what you've got :)

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I was actually pleasantly surprised by the sheer volume of mixed media work - including textiles. One student created three wearable evening gowns, very bold and dramatic - she employed three models as well to wear the gowns. Marianne has created a gown from leaves she found near her home (she lives surrounded by rainforest) - while you couldn't wear it, the detail and shape of the gown is just beautiful.

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Articles From a Dryad Wedding Rehearsal, Marianne Coady 2014

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Articles From a Dryad Wedding Rehearsal, Marianne Coady 2014 This is the back of the gown, it has a real 'bustle' shape to it.

Another student made a birds nest from discarded electrical cables - she wove the cables as you would in normal basket weaving, but there's something a bit special about the plugs and sockets hanging out the sides.

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Bird Nest for a Modern World, Ronda Sharpe 2014

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Bird Nest for a Modern World, Ronda Sharpe 2014

In other news, I've also been approached by some people who are putting together an exhibition of military quilts next year as they want to use the image of the Soldier On quilt on the inside front cover of their accompanying book. I'm not sure yet if the quilt will be part of the actual exhibition - I'll let you know if it is :)

Last piece of news for today - SAQA's Redirecting the Ordinary Exhibit has just debuted at the International Quilt Festival - Houston. My quilt, Work Ready, is part of the exhibition - I won't get to see it in person and would love to see any photos of the exhibition if anyone has any???

More info here: http://www.saqa.com/memberArt.php?cat=8&ec=3&ex=46

Show Schedule

International Quilt Festival - Houston, Texas, October 30 - November 2, 2014 International Quilt Festival - Cincinnati, Ohio, April 2015 International Quilt Festival - Chicago, Illinois, June 2015 Additional venues may be added, through December 2017

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