Sunday, April 29, 2012

My first solo show!

Shape Shift:
Contemporary Quilts by Marcia DeCamp

at the Wayne County Council for the Arts
Newark, NY
May 3 – June 9, 2012

detail of “Jet Trails #10”

This solo exhibit offers 27 quilts where shape shifts of scale and color were used to

create abstract compositions.

Opening Reception: May 5, 2012 1 - 3
Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12 - 3

Wayne County Council for the Arts
108 West Miller Street
Newark, NY  14513

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sewing Days

We've had a couple of sewing days recently where the agenda was making jackets from the saris and scarves that Priscilla brought home with her from India.

Suki always likes to greet Priscilla and spend time with her, but she was really taken with this lovely silk sari jacket.  Apparently, she deemed it just soft enough for a little nap.

Priscilla completed this orange/rust colored jacket that she made with stitched shawls and scarves and trimmed with strips of coordinated fabrics.  It looks great!

And Priscilla has another new jacket on the design wall, where she's combining fabric from one of the stitched shawls with some other fabrics that she just happened to find in her stash.
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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Studio Visitors

Genie Barnes and Barb Ackley joined Priscilla and me for a little sewing time.

We had a chance to see more of the saris that Priscilla got on her last trip to India.

Priscilla started another jacket made from saris, since she already sold the first one she made. 

Barb was making blocks for a One Block Wonder quilt, and Genie was finishing up some hand sewing.

Suki tries hard to nap on top of the nice and warm cable box, but she's gotten a little too big to fit.
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Friday, April 13, 2012

SAQA Virtual Gallery

The Studio Art Quilt Associates web site offers on-line galleries, and this month's mini-gallery titled "Visual Stimulation" was curated by Keats Scott and includes my quilt, "Purple Sunset."  

Follow this link and select the 2nd galley - Visual Stimulation:

Spring is a time of visual stimulation, white and brown turn to green and blue.  A chance for growth and renewal.  A great time to get outside, experiment and push the boundaries.  As fiber artists we also get tactile stimulation too. What a lucky bunch. 

Included Selections:

Cycles of Inclusion - Denise A. Currier
Fish Gotta Swim - M. A. Klein
Future - Julie Hirota
Good Day Sunshine - Kate Cox
Green Turtles' Sea - C. Susan Ferraro
Heart's Aflutter Detail - Dena Dale Crain
Ice to Water - Martha Cole
Juniper at Dawn - Jean McLaughlin Cowie
Lay of the Land II - Valerie S. Goodwin
Pt. Pinos - Vicki L. Johnson
Purple Sunset - Marcia DeCamp 

Secluded Splendor - Marcia H. Eygabroat
The Ocean of Creativity - Tove Piraja
The Spaces Between V - Karen Kamenetzky
Tree Part 4 - Merle Axelrad Serlin
Tundra #1 - Madeleine Appell
Whispering Pines - Frieda Anderson
Yukimi Lantern - Cathy Erickson 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fantastic Fibers

Thanks to Kathy Loomis for sending me this picture of my quilt on the left, Jet Trails #8, hanging through May 5 at the  Fantastic Fibers Exhibit at the Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, KY.  

Her wonderful Crossroads 4 piece is on the right.

Kathy attended the opening of the exhibit and has been posting on her blog about the pieces selected for this show:

Friday, April 6, 2012

Studio visitors

Priscilla and Beth were in the studio for some sewing time.

Priscilla was working on this rendering of a camel that was "her camel" on one her trips in the past.

These are all molas that Priscilla has collected on her trips to Panama -- all depicting scenes of village life.

She had done more work on her "squares" quilt.

Beth was working on blocks for her Serendipity quilts.

And Suki was keeping  a sleepy watch on the activities.
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Thursday, April 5, 2012

GVQC meeting

 Thursday was the regular monthly meeting of the Genesee Valley Quilt Club. 

This lovely quilt is the raffle quilt made by the Webster Quilt Club.

This antique pinwheel quilt was the Meeting Day raffle quilt.  It was donated by Pat Berardi's daughter, Sue Zak.

The Comfort Quilt table took in lots of completed quilts that will be distributed to charities in the area.

Beth Brandkamp brought her Colin Firth quilt for Show and Tell.

The quilts that were shown during the Show and Tell where laid out on tables so people could take a closer look.

Pat Pauly is taking a closer look at the quilting on the piece I brought in.

This rug was crocheted from fabric strips and selveges that had been collected on this ball.
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Monday, April 2, 2012

Heading home from Philadelphia

 Our trip home took us up Route 81 and we started talking about lunch as we passed the exit for Cortland.

The next exit didn't seem to offer many choices for lunch spots.  But after a couple of false attempts and circling around, we found the Hollywood Bar & Grill.

We were concentrating on our lunch orders, and weren't sure what we were looking at in the middle of the room....

It turned out to be Marilyn Monroe's famous pose -- Was it in "The Seven Year Itch"?

And, by the way, our lunches were great!

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Philadelphia - 4

More sights from our walk-about in Philadelphia....

The Painted Bride Gallery -- the entire outside of the building was beautifully covered.

We ducked into a dry-cleaning business to admire their collection of irons, pleaters, and antique sewing machines.

This is the entrance to condos for sale in the Old City section that are in the $500k range.

Wouldn't it be fun to rent space in the Chocolate Factory?

Ben Franklin

Information for the tourists

To show you that our walk was a bit cold and damp, even the tops of the buildings were lost in the foggy drizzle.

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