Monday, September 24, 2012

Art Quilts of the Midwest Submission Guidelines

Hi everyone,
Here is a great opportunity to submit your work fo possible inclusion in an upcoming book.
Submission guidelines for Art Quilt of the Midwest book:

For a book with the working title “Art Quilts of the Midwest” under contract with the University of Iowa press, seeking submissions from Midwestern art quilters with an emphasis on quilts whose creation was inspired by life in the Midwest. Quilters are free to define the aspects of“Midwesterness,” be they physical, environmental, emotional, etc., which affect their work.


Quilt artists must reside in the Midwest, defined for this book as Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Entrants must be over age 18. Work submitted must be original and completed after January 1, 2009. Submit digital (300 dpi, 5x7 jpgs) images. Approximately 15 to 20 quilters will be included in the book.


Entrants may submit images from up to three quilts representative of their Midwestern-inspired work. For each quilt submitted, include a high-resolution (at least 150 dpi, 4 inches x 6 inches) image of the entire quilt, as well as a high-resolution detail image (a maximum total of six images). A description of the way(s) the quilt and quilter are affected by“Midwesterness” must accompany each submitted quilt. Entry deadline is January 31, 2013. Estimated publication date is fall, 2013.

For more information and to submit quilts, go to the University of Iowa Press home page ( and click on the Art Quilts of the Midwest: Call for Entries button on the left side of the page.

Selected quilts will be included in the book along with a profile of the artist that includes biographical information and explicates the way the Midwest affects her or his artistry. The book will be published in both print and digital editions. Rights to each quilt’s design and photographs will remain with the artist; the publisher will use the photographs, which will be fully credited, only to publicize the book. Each artist will receive a complimentary copy of the book and the right to purchase copies at a 40 percent discount.

Quilts will be juried by visual artists Emily Martin and Mary Merkel-Hess, and craft writer and the author of this book Linzee Kull McCray. The book will include a forward by fiber artist Astrid Hilger Bennett.

Questions may be sent to

Friday, September 21, 2012

Reminder: SDA-IL Meeting tomorrow September 22nd

Hi all,
I just wanted to give you a last reminder that our next meeting is tomorrow at Stephanie Nordlin's studio in Poplar Grove IL. Address and instructions should be in the email blast sent by Jeanette a couple of weeks ago. Please feel free to come. And, if you have any questions please email Jeanette or myself, or comment here. Also, this meeting is a chance to drop off your Blind Eye entry with me if you haven't mailed it yet.

Ravenswood ArtWalk 2012

If you happen to be in Chicago next weekend (September 29th and 30th) you should come out and take a gander at the Ravenswood ArtWalk. There will be all kinds of artist to visit, some in their studios and some in the street fair in tents. There will be activities and lots to see. Check out the RAW website here for a full listing and to check out the artist profiles. It is being held along the Ravenswood Corridor (Both the East side and West side of Ravenswood and along some off shooting side streets) between Irving Park Rd and Lawrence Avenue (see map here ).

Mom and I are going to be selling at the Ravenswood ArtWalk again this year. We are listed on the map as "Krueger, Camilla & Frances". Come out and see us!

Thank you! :)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Reminder: Blind Eye Electronic Submission Due Tomorrow Monday September 17th

Hi all,
You should have all gotten an email from our Rep. Jeanette regarding "Blind Eye" submissions. Electronic submissions were extended to Monday Sept 17th; mailed or delivered on Sept 21 (or at 9/22 meeting). If you need more time you can email Jeanette and she will try to work something out with you if possible.

The next meeting is September 22nd at Stephanie Nordlin's beautiful lakefront house in Poplar Grove.
Workshop description: Transfer dyeing on silk scarves, $10 for a kit, OR BYOM: white silk scarf, muslin 2" wider than scarf and 4" longer, 8 silk ties (will get cut up), scissors, and curling ribbon any color.
Logistics: Potluck lunch at Noon, meeting, tour, and workshop at 1:30.

***RSVP by Monday September 17th to Jeanette, Workshop limited to 18. If you can't do the workshop, feel free to come for the meeting and tour.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Blind Eye Exhibit

The receive by date for submissions has been extended. Watch this space for an update by Jeanette Thompson. Keep working on those fabulous pieces everyone!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Contemporary Fiber Arts @ Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO

Erosion c2012
Patricia Vivod
Shibori Rust on silk dupioni
48" wide by 114" long

This is one of my new shibori silk pieces now on display in the Contemporary Fiber Arts show at the J. Scheidegger Arts Center at Lindenwood University. Jessica Forys-Cameron of Illinois, and Leandra Spangler and Carol Zeman of Missouri were also invited to exhibit. Jessica creates paintings and sculpture that involve fiber work. Leandra and Carol are both papermakers.  Each of us brought 10 pieces to the gallery.

I just finished posting about the show at my blog Sentimental Pentimento. I've included links to the other artist's work/websites and have lots of pictures there.

The reception was Thursday, August 30.  The show runs through September 30.  Hope you can visit the gallery this month.

Phone (636) 949-4433 for gallery hours

J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts
Lindenwood University
2300 West Clay Street
Saint Charles, Missouri  63301

Map and directions are included on the arts center link.