Jan 22 - March 7, 2010; Three Perspectives: fine art quilts and textiles of Deborah Weir, Melissa Frankel and Karen Rips at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center Gallery 1935 Manhattan Beach Bl. Redondo Beach, CA, 90278. Opening Reception is Friday, Jan 22, 5-8 p.m., Artist Walk-throughs Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 1 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb 16th, 11 a.m. or by arrangement, and the Closing Festivities Sunday, March 7th, 5-7 p.m. Open daily 11-4. For more details or to arrange docent tours, please contact Deborah at FiberFly@cox.net.
March 13 - May 31, 2010; "Becoming Art at the Seams: Contemporary and Art Quilts" Museum of Ventura County; 89 California Street, Ventura, CA 93001 805-641-1876; http://www.venturamuseum.org
SAQA members in the exhibit - Betty Amador, Loris Bogue, Linda Cassirer, Pamela Price Klebaum, Linda Miller, Lorna Morck, Karen Rips, Judy Rys, Gayle Simpson, Jeanne Surber and Carolyn Ryan
Deborah Weir will be teaching a one day embellisher machine felting workshop in her Palos Verdes studio on March 3. It is best if students have their own machine but one student can use hers ($75 to use hers, $65 if you bring their own). The class is from 10-4 and includes lunch. We cover using the embellisher with both felt and wool to build up layers, creating cut out sections, comparing how the different fabrics respond, using hooped dress/quilt weight cottons for the equivalent of raw edge appliqué - a much quicker, more nimble method, experimenting with a wide range of textiles (ribbon, yarn, silks, chiffons, etc.) to see how they are altered when run through the embellisher, developing shading, exploring the machine’s capacity to secure previously stitched fabrics and creating a ground cloth for further stitching. Among MUCH else. She will send out a supply list upon receipt of payment. To sign up contact her at 310 325-1895, FiberFly@cox.net, www.DeborahWeir.net or FiberFly.blogspot.com