Thursday, April 25, 2013

BASICS and summer travel


I had such a lovely time with my family the last few days!  Here is a group shot of us all as we left the NYFA party!  Left to right:  My Stepson, My Husband, Michael, our granddaughter, My husband's niece, Alice, Myself, and our daughter, Beatrice.  A super special evening.... Thanks to NYFA(New York Foundation fo the Arts)  for making it so special!

Visit my summer schedule upper right hand corner tab, "FIND ME HERE"... 

I'm also looking to maybe do a road trip in 2014 MN down to Missouri... so if you are on that route...and you might want me to visit with a lecture/trunkshow/workshop... 
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Thank you for all your nice comments on yesterday's post!  HUGS!

Quilts being delivered today!  MORE PLEASE!


Double Edged Love will be here!  Be sure to visit & Suport the Museum!

May 8 - July 21, 2013
Milestones: Textiles of Transition

Milestones: Textiles of Transition explores how historic and contemporary textiles have been created for and continue to signify moments of transition—birth, marriage, and death, among others—and the unique bond these textiles have with our universal human experience. As material objects they play an important role in all of our life passages, either as utilitarian objects, or as ceremonial and symbolic pieces.
Milestones: Textiles of Transition seeks to facilitate a dialog between the traditional commemorative or functional textiles and modern interpretations of these familiar experiences by contemporary artists. Comprised of approximately forty objects, the exhibition includes a wide variety of textiles including historic baby and wedding quilts, ethnographic works such as kuba velvets and bani guili beadwork (worn during puberty rites) and provocative quilts, sculptures, and installations by contemporary artists pursuing these timeless themes.
In a series of lovely vignettes, Luminarium Dance Company’s Threading Motion Project artfully merges projected art quilts with dance performances. Two of the quilts are by local SF Bay Area fiber artists Judith Content and Sonya Lee Barrington. You can view a clip of the film here.
Some highlights from the exhibition include:
• Historic textiles from the museum’s and private collections such as baby quilts, double wedding ring quilts, and quilts with specific wedding-related provenance.
• Bridezilla, a contemporary wedding dress by Noël Palomo-Lovinski, commenting on problems and preoccupations facing today’s brides contrasts with a traditional lace bride’s dress.
• The Scream Within by Linda Friedman Schmidt, speaking to the rapid transitions and frustrations of infancy
• Bonne Nuit, a colorful Day of the Dead-inspired skeleton quilt by Wendeanne Ke’aka Stitt, narrating a touching and personal homage to her friends who have passed on
• A selection of Kuba cloth (African raffia textiles from a private collection) usually exhibited in large stacks at funerals to show the accumulation of wealth of an individual
• Beverly Rayner’s powerful installation Accretion, a sculpted coat with a long train of ephemera— cards, mementos, and notes of an individual, this heartrending piece looks at a lifetime of memory with this collection of things we leave behind
• Mary Mazziotti’s playful and foreboding embroidered vintage clothing that offers homilies about death and reminds us that life is fragile and death is the ultimate destination.
• Deidre Scherer’s sensitively chronicled series, The Last Year, portrays the final record in the life of an elderly woman

Contemporary artists featured include: Paula Chung, Susan Else, Kate Kretz, Victoria May, Mary Mazziotti, Stephanie Metz, Noël Palomo-Lovinski, Erica Spitzer Rasmussen, Beverly Raynor, Deidre Scherer, Linda Friedman Schmidt, Wendeanne Ke’aka Stitt, Ruth Tabancay, Angie Wilson, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Lisa Sipes and Luminarium Dance Company


  1. Beautiful family pic! Families are wonderful!!!

  2. Oh, Victoria. You are so cute how you were moved to tears about being with your family yesterday. Hugs to you.

    When you drive back to NY, will you be on i94? Kalamazoo, MI is right off the freeway. Maybe we can figure something out for the Kalamazoo area! I would so love that!

  3. Glad to hear the quilt drive is going well. Wish I lived in the areas where you'll be traveling this summer. I just love that medallion quilt with the black on blue birds that is behind you in this video.

    Happy family pictures. Glad this was a good visit for you.

  4. Hey Victoria
    Beautiful pictures, beautiful family, beautiful quilt by Margaret! All is good and happy! So glad you shared such a special time with family. Will check out your schedule---don't think I will be in the area of your travel, however I'm super excited about Quilter take manhattan--in sept.---Yeh I will get to see you there!
    Until next time ----
    Best Regards,
    And as always,
    happy stitchin'

  5. What a lovely picture of you and your family! Your summer schedule sounds like oodles of fun!


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