Saturday, June 27, 2009

University of Michigan - Cancer Quilts Gallery

My Fiber Artists @ Loose Ends group made art quilts for the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Michigan. They are currently on display until August 17th in the waiting area gallery. The theme of each piece is a plant or animal being used in chemotherapy.

Click here to learn more and get directions to the exhibit. Pictures provided courtesy of Anne Cooper from the University of Michigan. After August 17, 2009, the pieces will be moved to their permanent home in the Bone Marrow Transplant area of the Cancer Center. I recently received an email from a women who was very touched by the exhibit. She was there waiting for her sister who is being treated for Breast Cancer.
To see close-up pictures of the individual cancer quilts on the Fiber Artists @ Loose Ends website , click here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sacred Threads 2009

I have returned from Columbus Ohio. It was a short trip to see several quilt exhibits including NQA, Quilt National and Sacred Threads. Here are my Sacred Threads pieces: Fire Dance and Praise.

The Sacred Threads show was even better than I anticipated. I was very familiar with all the quilts from working on the Show CD and the jurying system. But, seeing the work in person is incredible.