Meeting Time & Location
3rd Monday of each month
January - November
7 PM - 9 PM
Westminster City Park Recreation Center
10455 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster, CO
Visitors always welcome!
FRCQ meets the third Monday of the month from January through November at the Westminster City Park Recreation Center from 7p-9p, 10455 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster, Colorado. FRCQ does not meet in December. FRCQ Meetings, showcase artists from around the country and locally who give a presentation of their work and talk about their history as an artist. Most of our speakers are nationally known, award winning fiber artists and they generously share their inspiration, knowledge and expertise with our members. Our meetings also have a spectacular show and tell where quilt artists can showcase their work.
Carol Ann Waugh | How Did I Get Here from There?
Carol spent the first 35 years of her professional life in the publishing industry. One day, she woke up to the fact that her business world was changing and she needed to find a new career. At the age of 61, Carol knew that her chances of getting hired were nil (but who wanted to work for anyone anyway???)
So, four years ago, she decided to re-invent herself as a professional fiber artist — with a goal of making a living from creating art. (OK, she was the co-author of 3 books on quilt making, — published in the late seventies and early eighties — so seriously, she had some credentials!)
She is now a successful full-time artist and owner of aBuzz Gallery — a contemporary art gallery in the RiNo District of Denver. Who knew???
With her attitude of “If I can do it, so can you!”, Carol will share all the secrets she has learned during her journey and an answer all your questions about her work, her processes, and yes, her secrets for success.
Be prepared to laugh as Carol takes us on her creative journey.
Carol’s fiber art has been juried and invited into more than 50 national and international exhibitions during the past 5 years. She is the author of five books on quilt making and fiber art. Her newest one, Stupendous Stitching, was published in the Spring of 2012 and is now in its third printing.
Her art has been featured in many books and magazines including 500 Art Quilts, 1,000 Artisan Textiles, American Quilter, Quilter’s Newsletter, SAQA Journal, Artscape Magazine, Quilting Arts, SAQA Journal, Machine Quilting Unlimited, Fiber Art Now, and Studios Magazine. She is featured in In Stitches Magazine Vol 5 and has appeared as the featured artist on The Quilt Show and Quilter’s Newsletter TV. She was also featured on three segments of PBS’s show Quilting Arts TV in 2013. CBS Channel 4 interviewed Carol and showcased her art as part of their Denver Arts Week promotion in 2010.
Carol’s work has been purchased by major corporations and collectors and she recently completed a large public art commission for the new Eastside Human Services Building for the City of Denver. She is teaching three courses online at Craftsy.com where more than 20,000 students from more than 150 countries worldwide are learning her techniques.
FREE BOOK FOR ATTENDING THE FRCQ MEETING ON JANUARY 20TH!
Carol Waugh, former president of Front Range Contemporary Quilters and widely acclaimed fiber artist, author, teacher and owner of aBuzz Gallery is giving each and every person who attends our FRCQ meeting on January 20th a copy of her book “Stupendous Stitching. This is a $29.95 value and would cover the cost of your membership if you joined FRCQ before December 30th. Thank you for your generosity, Carol, and your ongoing commitment to FRCQ!
Visit her website at www.CarolAnnWaugh.com to see her art.
Kristi Backman | Behind Enemy Lines: The Juror
Kristi will discuss the review and selection process of a juror. Several variables factor into the evaluation of work for display. She will present these factors to help you understand how to apply to shows and what shows to apply to.
Kristi Backman received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska and her Masters of Arts from the University of Montana. In addition to working in her studio, Kristi is an Associate Professor at the Art Institute of Colorado in Denver. The Carla Wright Gallery in the Denver Santa Fe Art District represents Kristi’s work.
Kristi is a mixed media artist working primarily in fiber, acrylic, clay, metal and wood. She create artifacts from an undiscovered culture. Her work combines structural complexity and ornamental surface with conceptual ideas.
She creates artifacts using mixed media to emphasize her interest in both conceptual and physical layers. Her work is primarily abstract or non-objective, utilizing form and pattern to present an element of material culture.
Jo Fitsell | What Makes It an Art Quilt?
Jo Fitsell is one of the founders of Front Range Contemporary Quilters. She is on the faculty of The Art Students League in Denver and is a “Think 360” artist-in-resident. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Canada.
She teaches marbling classes, fiber collage, art quilting and creativity classes. She has been published in Quilting Arts, Quilt National and SAQA and has artwork in many establishments, including The Denver Seminary, Oracle, and Kaiser Permanente. Interweave Press has published her new DVD on Marbling.
Description of Talk
What Makes It an ART Quilt? Straight talk for those who feel they are ready to enter bigger shows and innocently wondering if your work is ready. Jo will identify some of the undercurrents, distractions and barriers to developing ourselves as artists within the culture of art quilt groups, the fiber art world and the art world.
Topic: Why Art Quilts Matter – Through the Lens of the DVD; Why Quilts Matter – History Art and Politics
Artist Residencies and Their Influences
Patty Hawkins – moderator
Linda Beach, Barbara Beasley, Carol Watkins