Threads of Inspiration

Threads of Inspiration

FRCQ has been approved by the Arapahoe Libraries Art Coordinator for a show at the Koelbel Library in May (2023). The Koelbel is a beautiful building with high ceilings and a 27 foot exhibition space in the front lobby.

There is no entry fee for this show. If your work is for sale, contact information will be included on the title card. Arapahoe Libraries does not handle sales.

We’d like to include as many pieces as possible, so we’re looking for work that’s up to 30“ wide.

  • Deadline for Entry: March 31, 2023
  • Hang the Show: Monday – May 1, 2023
  • Date to take down: Wednesday – May 31, 2023


Threads of Inspiration, refers to the alchemy of creativity meeting fiber. What are your best loved methods? What gets you jazzed? It could be text interwoven with organic shapes, or ice dyes with patterns bleached into them. Maybe you want to incorporate a new technique with a tried-and-true process? It’s all about the joy of creating.


Juror: Kim Lacey

I am inspired by the shapes and forms of nature.  My access to the professional and amateur photography of my friends is a constant source of inspiration. Their images of wildlife, natural wonders, and fractals have been the focus of many of my quilts. Geology and paleontology have also influenced much of my recent work, especially the spiral form of the ammonite.

I have explored many techniques in quilt making. I paint on fabric and have used mono-printing and stenciling extensively.  I love to work with dupioni silk.  I strip-piece endlessly. I often use applique and sometimes raw-edge fuse applique. I am always on the lookout for new techniques to experiment with.”

Kim has won many awards in national and regional quilt shows, and has been featured on The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims, and is a featured artist on the Jacquard website.



You must be a member of FRCQ.

  • Entries must meet this definition for an art quilt: “The art quilt is a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.” (Studio Art Quilt Associates)
  • Single, diptych, triptych, or other multiple-piece works, framed, mounted and three dimensional or wearable works may be submitted.
  • The work must be original and the result of independent (solo or collaborative ) effort. If work is the result of a collaboration (incl. production, design, or quilting process) it must be noted in your description and collaborators listed.
  • Work completed in the last two years is eligible.
  • If accepted, notification is by email.
  • Each piece must have a sleeve and a slat, ready for hanging.


FRCQ Instructions

Photos of entries will be submitted online.

The full image should be on a neutral background with all outside edges visible.

All entries should have one full size image and one detail image in JPEG only. Size should be 72 dpi, 2100 pixels on the long size, and under 2 MB. (See Exhibits on this website for help.)

Each member may enter up to three art quilts, with two images of each.

Please name your artwork images as follows:

  • For overall image: Title, dimensions of artwork
  • For detail image: Title, “detail”

For each piece you enter, write a SHORT paragraph describing your inspiration for the piece. Don’t include your name.

There is no entry fee.

Send your short paragraphs and images to Rose Legge at


Posted on

January 17, 2023