Louisa Smith

Do You Ask Yourself… What If?

What if….the question that always fuels the creative process for me. I like to take you on journey from idea or doodle to wonderful series and a most successful class. Step by step recollecting the birth of this series and how these questions make it all work. We will explore the marriage between commercial and manipulated fabrics, you will never look at fabrics the same way.

Louisa was born in Indonesia, educated in the Netherlands and [...]

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Linda Faires

Lynda Faires – Clothing as Art

IMPORTANT Date Change:  This is the second Monday of the month, not the third Monday which is our usual meeting time.         

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Katie Pasquini Masopust

Art Quilts – A Compilation of the Top Quilt Makers of the World

Katie spoke at a FRCQ meeting in September 2014.  She was a very popular speaker.  We are bringing her back to speak – this time on a different subject. 

As a former president of the national organization of Studio Art Quilt Associates, Katie Pasquini Masopust became acquainted with art quilters around the world. 

She will share their work, their views and inspirations.  She will also talk about her own illustrious [...]

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Artist Residencies and Their Influences

Moderator :: Patty Hawkins  Panel :: Linda Beach, Barbara Beasley, Carol Watkins, Do Palma

Art residencies are golden opportunities! They give artists time away from daily lives, enjoying tranquility and the chance to create art without interruption. Linda Beach, Barbara Beasley, Patty Hawkins, Do Palma and Carol Watkins have unique experiences to share, with Patty serving as moderator.

The variety of residencies,  images of various locales, ways to apply, challenges, as well as many very entertaining stories will be shared.

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January 17 2011 – Tom Lundberg

Fear, Comfort, and Mortality: Fiber in Contemporary Art

Tom LundbergTom Lundberg, tomlundberg.com

Tom Lundberg, professor of art at Colorado State University, presents a survey of contemporary art that incorporates textile methods and materials. The lecture looks at how textile traditions are reinterpreted and expanded in a wide variety of expressive forms.

Microcosms, a traveling exhibition of Lundberg’s work spanning 20 years, was on view during 2009 at the Knitting and Stitching Show expos in England and Ireland, and in 2010 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. In May and June 2011, he will teach in CSU’s Study Abroad program in Tuscany.

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Portfolio 2014 – The Best of 2013

FRCQ Website Portfolio
January – December 2014

This show is the year-long web based exhibit of selected pieces created by FRCQ fiber artists in 2013. The juror for the show was Katie Pasquini Masopust. The show can be seen on the home page and on our gallery page.

The exhibit catalog is available at www.blurb.com/b/4967856-portfolio-2014-best-of-2013. New this year, the catalog can be ordered as in print or as an e-book.

Member Websites

Many FRCQ members are accomplished fiber artists and maintain web sites that highlight their body of work. We encourage you to see the other work by our members.

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Welcome to the FRCQ Members area. This area is secured by login to current FRCQ members only.  The following features are accessible from this area:

  • My Profile: In this area you can manage your publicly viewable membership profile. In this section you can upload a picture of your work, publish your website, blog and Facebook URLs and write short artist profile. This profile data is displayed publicly on the FRCQ website and is a great resource to those of you who want to market your art.  You can choose to hide your profile.  
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BIG

BIG ExhibitJuly 5 – mid-August, 2012
Red Rocks Community College – Lakewood Campus
Marvin Buckels Library
13300 West Sixth Avenue
Lakewood, Colorado 80228

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The juror for the show is Judith Trager, an internationally known quilt artist whose work has appeared in many major exhibitions including Quilt National, Art Quilts at the Sedgewick, Crafts National, The Quilted Surface, and the International Quilt Festival. Judith’s highly sought-after work is in many public, museum, corporate, and private collections.

Copies of the exhibit catalog are available for purchase on Blurb.com.

Bold Color, Bold De…
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Celebrate 25 Years of FRCQ

Dairy Center, Boulder Colorado
January 24 – March 7, 2014

The exhibit catalog is available at http://www.blurb.com/b/5066405-celebrating-25-years-of-frcq.  This catalog can be ordered in print or as an e-book

 

February 21 2011 – Silent Critique

Silent Critique of FRCQ’s Connecting Threads Exhibit

Facilitator: Mary McCauley

From Watercolor to Quilt :: Katie Pasquini Masopust

Katie Pasquini MasopustFROM WATERCOLOR TO QUILT
Katie Pasquini Masopust
September 12-14, 2014
Location: TBD
REGISTRATION FORM »

Abstract water color painting will be created the first day using 10 different painting techniques leaving students with several paintings to work from.

Techniques include, transparent layered shapes, tape resists, rubber cement drawing resist, washes, glazing, dropping in of colors, surface treatment using soap bubbles, rubbing alcohol and grids.

One painting will be chosen and cropped to find the dynamic part and be drawn to make templates, then enlarged and translated with fabrics into a quilt using either turned edge technique or students preferred technique.

When the quilt is finished it will look like a water color painting.  No painting experience needed.

Quilts – Past, Present and Future

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden Colorado
May 1 – July 29, 2014

Irish Chain

Gallery of Inspiration Quilts

Opening Reception: Friday, May 2, 2014; 5 – 8pm

This show will demonstrate the progression of art quilting from historical quilts selected from the RMQM archive to the work created by today’s fiber artists.  Eight quilts from the archives will be hung with 30 modern pieces with comparisons related to color, design, intent, theme. 

The exhibit catalog is available in print or e-book at Blurb. Get the EXHIBIT CATALOG »

Qualities found in the historic quilts include:

  • Traditional patterns (log cabin, Irish chain, crazy quilt)
  • Double patterns (individual patterns with a secondary pattern created by stitching or color)
  • Color (bold, simple, color combinations including monochromatic, complementary, etc.)
  • Use of borders
  • Design inspiration from well-known subject, from birds, animals, games, causes
  • Use of appliqué, piecing
  • Use of stitching to create a dominant and/or secondary pattern
  • Wholecloth
  • Hand dyed, hand spun fabrics
  • Use of recycled or scrap bag fabrics
  • Tells a story, supports a cause, celebrates or memorializes an event or person
  • Use of text or symbols
  • Unusual or unique fabrics to create interest
  • Hand or machine stitching

View the Gallery of Inspiration Quilts »

Juror - Carolyn Ducey

Carolyn Ducey is curator of collections at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She oversees new acquisitions and ongoing care of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum’s collection of nearly 4,000 quilts.

She is the author of the monograph Chintz Appliqué: from Imitation to Icon, (2008), co-author of What’s in a Name: Inscribed Quilts (2012), and a contributing author of Wild by Design: Two Hundred Years of Innovation and Artistry in American Quilts (2003).

Carolyn earned a M.A. in American art history from Indiana University in 1998, and her Ph.D.in Textiles, Clothing & Design, with an emphasis in quilt studies at the University of Nebraska in 2010. Her research focused on 1840s chintz applique signature quilts made in the Delaware River Valley.

 

March 21 2011 – Ann Johnston

ann-johnston-broadclothTexture and Relief for Quilters
Ann Johnston, www.annjohnston.net

March 21, 2011

Ann Johnston is artist who followed several careers before discovering her passion for dyeing fabric and then stitching it.  She has a B.A. in literature from Stanford University and a M.A. in geography from the University of Oregon.  She taught new math for the Peace Corp in Peru and raised two sons with her husband Jim.  She lives, teaches workshops, and creates art from her home and studio in Oregon.

read more about March 21 2011 – Ann Johnston »

“CREATION” Health

“CREATION” Health – Rocky Mountain Adventist Healthcare Foundation’s Healing Arts Program

January 1 – November, 2015
Complete Information at http://frcqentry.org (for information only).
Due date for entry – October 6, 2014  (Entry open on-line September 1 – October 6, 2014)
Notification of selected work – November 31, 2014
Delivery of Art by  – December 18th

The show is sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Adventist Healthcare Foundation’s Healing Arts Program. The exhibit will travel for 10 months and rotate throughout the five Denver Adventist Hospitals: Porter Adventist Hospital, Parker Adventist Hospital, Littleton Adventist Hospital, Castle Rock Adventist Hospital and Avista Adventist Hospital. 

The mission of the Healing Arts program is integration of the arts into healthcare, creating an environment not just to treat illness, but to provide an inspiration for living.

This exhibit will feature contemporary fiber art inspired by “CREATION” Health.

“CREATION” Health is about wellness and serves as an acronym for full health. This model is the core of the Adventist Health System’s understanding of health and healing.   The program promotes learning to live the 8 essentials of optimum physical, mental and spiritual health:

“C” – choice
“R” – reset (relaxation)
“E” – environment
“A” – activity
“T” – trust
“I” – interpersonal relationships
“O” – outlook
“N” – nutrition

 

April 18 2011 – Jean Herman

jean-herman-artThe Evolution of an Artist, a Circular Path
Jean Herman, www.jeanherman.com

April 18, 2011

All artists’ grow and change as life experiences influence their art.  Jean believes that her journey is unique, but there will be key pieces that will connect with our own personal artist’s voyage.  Jean is a “Gemini”, an extroverted business women who shares herself with her introverted artist self.  Her artist’s journey reflects the influence of the masters, as well as supporting teachers, friends and mentors. 

read more about April 18 2011 – Jean Herman »

May 16 2011 – Linda Colsh

Linda ColshShades of Gray
Linda Colsh, www.lindacolsh.com

May 16, 2011

The concepts of place and time figure significantly in the artwork of Linda Colsh.  Passing time, lives lived, experience earned show in the characters that people her art.  Using surface design on cloth and stitch, Linda portrays older women and men who capture her attention and set her mind and hands to work imagining their stories.  This lecture shows where she finds images and how she develops characters and surrounds them with imagined stories and scenarios in a manner that reflects her background as a writer and an artist.   Known for using a neutral palette, Linda talks about how living overseas colors her choice of subjects and how she draws on her American roots for the themes of her art. 

read more about May 16 2011 – Linda Colsh »

June 20 2011 – Gwen Hatchette

Gwen HatchetteFabric Collage Visions
Gwen Hatchette, www.gwenhatchette.com

June 20, 2011

Gwen Hatchette will give a combined trunk and Power Point program of her journey from watercolor, glass and traditional quilting to fabric mixed media.

read more about June 20 2011 – Gwen Hatchette »

July 18 2011 – Desserts & Demos

Desserts & Demos

Our Desserts and Demos night is always one of the highlights of the year! Bring your friends to share FRCQ with them on this wonderful night!

  • Picture Perfect by Barbara Beasley: Learn how to turn your favorite photo into a work of fiber art. These easy steps will work for photos of people, pets, places, or anything else.
  • Painted Layers by Dianna VanderDoes: Learn a new way to add complexity, color and texture to the surface of your quilt using painted fusible web. This technique creates wonderful organic patterning on cloth. It is also neat to apply and easy to control. You can make your layers bold and opaque, or subtle and transparent, hard-edged and geometric, or flowing and organic. This demo will help you understand all of the variables involved in creating that effect that you want.
  • Gelatin Monoprints by Sheryll Robbins: Printing on a gelatin plate will demonstrate the process of creating monotypes (one of a kind prints). This simple plate made of unflavored gelatin and water is an amazing surface on which to apply paint and make marks. The process yields instant gratification and a bounty of detailed and textured prints. A variety of tools and techniques will be demonstrated.
  • Polymer Clay by Helen McKee: Polymer Clay is a remarkable medium.  It can be carved, textured, painted, buffed, stamped, and drilled.  It can simulate ivory, stone, glass, and other materials.  It remains flexible until it is bakjed.  Helen will show some of these possibilities.
  • Sewable Metal by Phillippa Lack: Who says you can’t sew into metal?  Phil Lack will show you first in fact that thin sheets of copper will take machine stitching very well, with no harm done to your machine!  This obliging metal can also be crimped and manipulated to add texture and shine to your fiber artworks.
  • Layered Marbling by Jo Fitsell: Learn a new approach for an ancient technique.  Marbling is the process of floating thinned paint on the surface of thickened water.  Create wonderful organic shapes on paper and fabric.

August 22 2011 – Paulette Reading

Textile Conservation
Paulette Reading
www.msaconservation.com

August 22, 2011 New Date! One week later than normal!

Paulette Reading is a Textile Conservator who will talk about durability and archival qualities of techniques and materials art quilters are currently using.

September 19 2011 – Cynthia Corbin

Cynthia Corbin - Textile ArtistBread Crumbs Or Sign Posts:  Finding A Way
Cynthia Corbin
www.cynthiacorbin.com

September 19, 2011

Figuring out how to work in a way that reflects personal voice doesn’t come with a road map.  Too bad, we could use one!  Cynthia decided there is no right or wrong way to go about it, and this lecture reflects the convoluted path she has taken.  She focuses on her own process — asking questions of the work she does, and using the work to find the answers.  It’s all about the process, the experimentation, and even the mistakes.

SEPTEMBER 2011 MEETING LOCATION HAS CHANGED!

Plymouth Hall
First Plymouth Congregational Church
3501 S Colorado Blvd (Colorado & Hampden)
Englewood, CO 8011 (Map)

Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn

Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn
April 17-19, 2015
Possibility of 2 day follow up workshop April 21-22, 2015
Not open for registration until December, 2014

Purple Hedgerow The Ginger Jar

November 15 2010 – Carol Shinn

General Meeting

Carol Shinn, www.carolshinn.com

Carol Shinn is a studio artist from Fort Collins, CO. She is known internationally for photo-realistic machine-stitched images. She has taught many classes and workshops across the United States and her work is in numerous public and private collections. She recently won the ‘Fine Arts’ award in the 2009 International Pfaff ArtEmbroidery Challenge. Her work has been featured in such publications as American Craft, Embroidery, Fiberarts, Georgia Review, and Southwest Art, Surface Design Journal and in books including Color and Composition for the Creative Quilter by Katie Pasquini Masopust and Brett Barker, The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience, Discovery: 50 Years of Craft Experience at Haystack Mtn. School of Craft, Celebrating the Stitch by Barbara Lee Smith, Fiberarts Design Book Six, and Fiberarts Design Book Seven. Carol has authored the book Freestyle Machine Embroidery: Techniques and Inspiration for Fiber Art available through Interweave Press.

October 17 2011 – Susan Brooks

Mud by Susan Brooks Susan Brooks
www.susanbrookstextileartist.com

October 17, 2011

Susan will be speaking about what it means to find a voice in the making of her art through her journey as a story teller.  Her presentation will include early work in the craft of textiles and conclude with “Rush of Water” her collaborative show including how she used fabrics, paints, and symbols to tell the story of a young woman’s pain turned to triumph.

Sandra Meech

October 16-18, 2015

Details coming soon!

November 21 2011 – Alyson Stanfield

Alyson B Stanfield - Art Marketing ConsultingAlyson B Stanfield
Art Marketing Consultant
www.artbizcoach.com

November 21, 2011

Alyson B. Stanfield, of Golden, Colorado, is an art business consultant for artists, galleries, and organizations. Her work is distinguished by extensive experience working with viewers of art, in addition to working with art and artists themselves. She founded ArtBizCoach.com in 2002 to help artists promote themselves and build their businesses.

read more about November 21 2011 – Alyson Stanfield »

Artist Residencies and Their Influences

Moderator :: Patty Hawkins 
Panel :: Linda Beach, Barbara Beasley, Carol Watkins, Do Palma

Art residencies are golden opportunities! They give artists time away from daily lives, enjoying tranquility and the chance to create art without interruption. Linda Beach, Barbara Beasley, Patty Hawkins, Do Palma and Carol Watkins have unique experiences to share, with Patty serving as moderator.

The variety of residencies,  images of various locales, ways to apply, challenges, as well as many very entertaining stories will be shared.

Katie Pasquini Masopust

Art Quilts – A Compilation of the Top Quilt Makers of the World

Katie Pasquini MasupustKatie spoke at a FRCQ meeting in September 2014.  She was a very popular speaker.  We are bringing her back to speak – this time on a different subject. 

As a former president of the national organization of Studio Art Quilt Associates, Katie Pasquini Masopust became acquainted with art quilters around the world. 

She will share their work, their views and inspirations.  She will also talk about her own illustrious career as an artist, including the transferring of her painting background into a career of art quilts.  She has a wide degree of experience and will enlighten us with current trends.

Dorothy Caldwell

September 15-18, 2016

Details coming soon!

Linda Faires

Lynda Faires – Clothing as Art

IMPORTANT Date Change:  This is the second Monday of the month, not the third Monday which is our usual meeting time.
 
        

Louisa Smith

Do You Ask Yourself… What If?

lsmith-15-ova-novaWhat if….the question that always fuels the creative process for me. I like to take you on journey from idea or doodle to wonderful series and a most successful class. Step by step recollecting the birth of this series and how these questions make it all work. We will explore the marriage between commercial and manipulated fabrics, you will never look at fabrics the same way.

Louisa was born in Indonesia, educated in the Netherlands and came to the U.S. in 1960. She discovered quilting in the late 70’s. Although the quilting started off with a traditional approach, soon new and exciting designs took over and the traditional gave way to more innovative work. The incredible flexibility that fiber offers attracted her to “paint” with fabrics. And how the marriage between colorful commercial fabrics and her own manipulated fabrics help her achieve the most important element in her work: Color !

She is the author of three books, “Strips ‘n Curves” published in 2001 and the follow-up “A New Twist on Strips ‘n Curves” published in 2007.  And  “One Patch Plus” (2008) was a joint effort with her daughter Lisa Harris, a graphic artist from Johnstown, CO.

She is hard at work designing and writing yet another book.