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Give and Take: Education and the Quiltmaker

May 3 – July 8, 2007

Organized by Quilt Surface Design International, Ltd and the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, Department of Textiles, Clothing & Design, University of Nebraska-Lincoln,

Give and Take features art quilts by 35 artists working in the U.S. and abroad. This exhibition celebrates the importance of the teacher-student relationship among artists and the contribution of the annual Quilt Surface Design Symposium, which brings together the very best instructors in the art quilt medium with students from around the world for two weeks of workshops and lectures. Each artist featured in Give and Take has been an instructor, a student or both at QSDS.

Give and Take is features the following artists: Heather Allen-Swarttouw, Asheville, N.C.; Sue Benner, Dallas, Texas;  Niki Bonnett, Asheville, N.C.; Caryl Bryer-Fallert, Paducah, Ky.; Elizabeth Busch, Glenburn, Maine; Hollis Chatelain, Hillsborough, N.C.; Rosemary Claus-Gray, Doniphan, Mo.; Georgie Cline, Columbus, Ohio; Jane Burch Cochran, Rabbit Hash, Ky.; Nancy Cordry, Federal Way, Wash.; Rosalie Dace, Durban, South Africa; Debra Danko, Grand Blanc, Mich.; Eti David, Ramat-Hasharon, Israel; Dorothy Flynn, Columbus, Ohio; Niza Hoffman, Ramat-Hasharon, Israel; Michael James, Lincoln, Neb.; Cathy Jeffers, Centerville, Ohio; Beth Kennedy, Austin, Texas; Judy Langille, Glen Ridge, N.J.; Denise Linet, Center Harbor, N.H.; Terrie Hancock Mangat, Valdez, N.M.; Therese May, San Jose, Calif.;  Jan Myers-Newbury, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Rise Nagin, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Elizabeth Owen, Newcastle, Maine; Leslie Rego, Sun Valley, Idaho; Emily Richardson, Philadelphia, Pa.; Arturo Sandoval, Lexington, Ky.; Sally Sellers, Vancouver, Wash.; Susan Shie, Wooster, Ohio; Ginny Smith, Arlington, Va.; Janet Steadman, Langley, Wash.; Laura Wasilowski, Elgin, Fla.; Barbara Webster, Burnsville, N.C.; and Janet Wildman, Rockville, Md.

Join us for an opening reception Thursday, May 3, 5-7 p.m. All food and drink for this event is provided by a private donor.

The Riffe Gallery is supported by Ohio Building Authority. Media sponsors for this exhibition include Alive, CityScene, Ohio Magazine and Time Warner.

Go to the full press release.

Tour some of the works that will be on display!

There are 17 images contained within this archive that are intended for personal/educational use only. These images are protected by a photographic copyright that belongs to the Ohio Arts Council. They, therefore, are not in the public domain. Please contact the Ohio Arts Council directly if you wish to inquire about obtaining reproduction permission.

Art quilt titeld Twisted Juniper by Janet Wildman Art quilt titled Color All Around by Nancy Cordry Art quilt titled Autumn Tones by Leslie Rego

Janet Wildman
Twisted Juniper
machine applique and machine free-motion embroidered
31 x 40"

Nancy Cordry
Color All Around
hand-dyed cotton by the artist, machine pieced and quilted
43 X 51"

Leslie Rego
Autumn Tones
machine pieced and quilted, embroidered variety of threads (metallic, silk, hand-dyed cotton and trilobal polyester)
11.5 x 11"

Art quilt titled Facade XVII by Rosemary Claus-Gray Art quilt titled Whole XIII Scioto River Antler Tree by Georgie Cline Art quilt titled Moonlight by Georgie Cline

Rosemary Claus-Gray
Facade XVII
fiber: scrim, mesh, silk, polyester on a tulle base, with machine stitching
34 x 28"

Georgie Cline
Whole XIII Scioto River Antler Tree
hand-dyed cotton, overdyed, painted with thicken dyes, tulle, acrylic paint, machine applique, machine quilted
43 x 32"

Jane Burch Cochran
fabrics, recycled fabric items, beads, buttons, paint, machine pieced, machine appliquéd, hand appliquéd using beads, hand embellished with beads and buttons, hand quilted and tied with embroidery thread
77 x 61"

Art quilt titled Orange Shoes by Cathy Jeffers Art quilt titled Yes Dress by Therese May

Art quilt titled The Punch Bowl / Star by Susan Shie

Cathy Jeffers
Orange Shoes
cotton, cotton blends, commercial fabrics and hand dyed, fusible, cotton batting, embellishments, beads and buttons, metal accents
68 x 51"

Therese May
Yes Dress
fabric, acrylic paint, polymer clay, buttons, beads, embroidery, machine quilted
58 x 43"

Susan Shie
The Punch Bowl / Star 
painted white cotton fabric with paint markers, airbrush, airpen and fabric paint, machine crazy grid quilted, one row of hand sewing inside edge of border, one Green Temple Buddha Boy bead, one Peace Cozy appliqué
84 x 63"

Art quilt titled When We Think About Spring by Sally Sellers Art quilt titled Inward Spiral by Heather Allen Swarttouw Art quilt titled The Gift by Hollis Chatelain

Sally Sellers
When We Think About Spring
cotton, silk, beads
25.5 x 35.5 "

Heather Allen-Swarttouw
Inward Spiral
whole cloth, cotton, silk, dye, embroidery as quilting
36 x 60"

Hollis Chatelain
The Gift
cotton fabric, wool/polyester batting, hand dye-painted with thickened fiber-reactive dyes
48 x 53"

Art quilt titled Four Square Series 3: Flex by Michael James Art quilt titled Summers End II--Pondview by Denise Linet Art quilt titled MOOG by Jan Myers-Newbury

Michael James
Four Square Series 3: Flex
digitally developed and digitally printed, cotton, reactive dyes, machine pieced and quilted
70.5 x 70.25"

Denise Linet
Summer’s End II-Pondview
fiber: hand-dyed cotton and silk organza, screen printed, rust printed, dye discharge
shibori and wax batik
40 x 46"

Jan Myers-Newbury
Kona cotton, hand dyed with Procion dyes using shibori techniques, machine pieced and quilted
68 x 72"

Art quilt titled High Falls by Barbara Webster Art quilt titled Imbalance by Elizabeth Busch Image of an artquilt titled "Motivation" by Janet Steadman

Barbara Webster
cotton printed with a Mimaki dyejet printer, machine quilted by Rachel Reese and Barbara Webster
27 x 19.5"

Elizabeth Busch
canvas, purchased fabric, acrylic paint, textile paint, airbrushed, hand painted, hand and machine quilted by artist
48 x 42"

Janet Steadman
hand-dyed cotton, machine pieced and quilted
58 x 54″