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Fiberarts - Summer 2009
Summer 2009

 
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Contents
Marci’s First Anniversary Tea Party
More work by our Sampling artists
Anna Fidler’s new works in collage
Scott Fife’s video The Making of Lionel Hampton
John Sims’s video The SquareRoots of the Master Quilt: Poetic Reflections by Johannes-Curtis Schwarzenstein
Molly Sutkaitis’s wedding dress story from Iris Häussler’s Honest Threads exhibit.
The Winners of Quilt National 2009
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Inside the Summer 2009 Issue

Volume 36  Number 1
Lora Rocke: Kathry, Kathy, Katie, Kate

ON THE COVER: Scott Fife, Brigitte Bardot, 2007; archival cardboard, glue,
screws; 26" x 16" x 16". Courtesy of Platform Gallery, Seattle, Washington.
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.

Features

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.

Departments

Collecting
A Passion for Baskets

Profiles
Ranjani Shettar | Mary Jackson

Creative Process
Stacia Yeapanis: Cross-stitch Contemplations

Sampling
A showcase of mixed-media work with beads

Reviews
Seduction | Changing Landscapes | Iris Häussler: Honest Threads

Travel & Traditions
Painting the Quilt Barn Trail | Papermaking in Bhutan | Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Curtains
Jan and Chris Hopkins

Fourth Street
Letters
Contributors
News & Notes
Previews
Books
Exhibition Catalogs
Current & Coming
Competitions & Opportunities
Bazaar
Classifieds
Resources
Advertisers’ Index

Lesley Richmond, Night Forest 1 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: Kenji Nagai.

Fran Reed, Kuskokwin
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.


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