Links of Interest

Valerie Goodwin: Quilt architect

Valerie Goodwin is a US fiber artist who integrates her expert knowledge and experience of architecture into her textile artwork.

Valerie’s passion for architecture was cemented with degrees at Washington University and Yale University in the 70’s and 80’s. But whilst she loved developing her career, she could not forget her fascination with fabric and thread and built these skills in her spare time.

Rachel Eulena Williams’s Threads of Abstraction

Over the past few years, Rachel Eulena Williams has honed a distinctive style of brightly colored, multi-dimensional abstract paintings. The artist reconfigures canvases that she removes from conventional supports, and collages a myriad of diverse materials onto them.

Whimsical Gardens Grow From Silk Teacups and Mossy Patches in Rosa Andreeva’s Embroideries

Moscow-based fiber artist Rosa Andreeva crafts quaint gardens complete with tufts of moss, floating pollen, and cracked teacups made of silk. Teeming with whimsy, the dense embroideries balance tight stitches with loose ends that form the three-dimensional thistle heads, violet pansies, and various florals.

Mixed Media Sculptural Forms by Rebecca Hutchinson

 I build site-responsive sculptural works made from clay and recycled materials, like old clothing or industrial surplus. I hand build, slip trail, dip, layer, cut and construct with the surplus and handmade materials.

Loose Fibers Billow Out of Warped Ceramic Sculptures by Artist Nicole McLaughlin

From her studio in Marion, Massachusetts, McLaughlin combines historically domestic crafts—ceramics and fiber art—into striking sculptures that explore identity and heritage, particularly in relation to gendered expectations, traditions, and the changes that occur as generations pass.

Expanded Dimensions: The Quilt & Surface Design Symposium 

The Quilt & Surface Design Symposium strives to present one of the most comprehensive art quilt conferences in the world, offering a wide variety of fiber arts classes and highly qualified instructors. The exhibition was curated by Tracy Rieger, Director of the Quilt & Surface Design Symposium. Virtual Exhibit Powerpoint available:

Fascinating use of crochet to explain Coronavirus spread