the Summer 2009 Issue
Volume 36 Number 1
ON THE COVER: Scott Fife, Brigitte Bardot, 2007; archival cardboard,
screws; 26" x 16" x 16". Courtesy of Platform Gallery, Seattle,
Fife’s work is the subject of the feature on page 36. Photo: Mark Davison.
ABOVE: Lora Rocke, Kathryn, Kathy, Katie, Kate (detail), 2008;
commercial cotton, wool, cotton/rayon thread, glass beads, buttons, cotton batting, wool
felt; machine-quilted, hand-appliquéd; 14" x 16". Quilt National,
2009. Courtesy of the artist and the Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio.
ENERGY AND MASS
by Bean Gilsdorf
Radiant figures rendered in collage add depth and drama to the flat planes of
Anna Fidler’s paper dreamscapes.
BEYOND THE BOX
by Suzanne Beal
Scott Fife defly transforms cardboard into stunning, enigmatic sculptures of famed
figures from the past.
30 YEARS OF QUILT NATIONAL
by Sandra Sider
Since 1979 Quilt National has been one of the country’s most celebrated
and respected exhibitions of contemporary art quilts.
BELOW THE SURFACE
by Janet Collins
Lesley Richmond’s seamless and seemingly ephemeral works in mixed media
offer a spectacular view of the forest through the trees.
MANIFESTOS IN FIBER
by A. M. Weaver
Conceptual-math artist John Sims has found new ways to express the complex
nature of geometry through the tactile symmetry of quilts.
A Passion for Baskets
Ranjani Shettar | Mary Jackson
Stacia Yeapanis: Cross-stitch Contemplations
A showcase of mixed-media work with beads
Seduction | Changing Landscapes | Iris
Häussler: Honest Threads
Travel & Traditions
Painting the Quilt Barn Trail | Papermaking in Bhutan | Coney Island Mermaid Parade
Jan and Chris Hopkins
News & Notes
ABOVE: Lesley Richmond, Night Forest 1 (detail), 2008; cotton
organdy, heat-reactive base, metal patinas, paint; printing, devoré, painting,
collage; 44" x 30". Courtesy of Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe. Photo:
ABOVE: Fran Reed, Kuskokwim, 1994; silver-salmon skin, felt-tip pen,
dyed and undyed gut, driftwood, cane; 15" x 23" x 21". Collection
of Sara and David Lieberman. Photo courtesy of the artist.