Here are the accepted artists for Art Quilts XIV: Significant Stitching, and a sneak peek at the image for the promotional postcard. The postcard image, shown above, is "I Spy" by Lora Rocke. It's the perfect balance of message and significant stitching.
Thanks to everyone who entered. This was a very difficult show to judge, for the theme truly spoke to you in your own unique ways. The result is a show with vertical lines (often in the form of trees) a concentration on moving forward and colors to fill a rainbow, yet with a fascination toward black, green and blue. It will be a show that's talked about, to be sure as the works deal with death, loss of job, change and sin and redemption. Then there's the fun factor, too, provided by artists such as Deb Lacativa.
The competition was particularly tough this year, with new participants adding their talents to the challenge. No one should feel bad about not getting in. I can't tell you how hard my job was, and how I miss some of the quilts that didn't make it.
A letter to accepted artists with shipping details will follow tomorrow evening. It will be delivered to individual email addresses.
Again, thank you for a good turnout and a great show.
-- Diane Howell
Art Quilts XIV: Significant Stitching
Mary Ruth Smith
Cynthia St. Charles