Quilting Inspirations by Dinner at Eight Artists

Rituals~Featured at International Quilt Market/Festival

Havel’s Scissors is proud to be a sponsor of Rituals by Curators, Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison.  Jamie and Leslie, along with forty artists, have come together to reveal the art that can be found in everyday life.  I had the privilege to see the exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston this year.  The ingenuity of the artwork in the exhibit is nothing short of spectacular!  Each artist tells a story through the threads of the fabric.  And the stories that are woven through each piece will inspire you to live life to the fullest and appreciate each and every opportunity we are given to share with loved ones.

Sarah Ann Smith, Hope, Maine-Artist, Author, former US diplomat, Mother, Quilter, Reader, (perpetual) Student, Teacher, Wife.

The theme truly challenged me, and it wasn’t until I realized that my twice-a-week exercise class was the ritual I wanted to make.  “Strength and Calm.”  For the first time in my life, I am enjoying the work to strengthen and tone my body.  I feel invigorated, the way I feel after a good day in the studio! Passions/hobbies:  laughing with the pug, photography, my sons, sketching, reading.

Strength and Calm by Sarah Ann Smith

Strength and Calm by Sarah Ann Smith

 

Virginia A. Spiegel, Bryon, Illinois- Artist, writer, photographer, landscape gardening, travel, farmers markets.

The Boundary Waters is a wilderness area that continues to inspire my artwork.  My sister and I work hard paddling through its many pristine lakes, but we also spend a lot of time just sitting on the rocks and looking “Boundary Waters 60”.

Boundary Waters 60 (Rock Time) by Virginia Spiegel

Boundary Waters 60 (Rock Time) by Virginia Spiegel

 

Larkin Jean Van Horn, Whidbey Island, Washington- Artist, author, teacher, curator, traveller, seeker, listener, wife, step-mother, daughter, sister, friend.

“Solvitur Ambulando” refers to walking meditation, and how the repetitive motion of putting one foot in front of the other can be an aid to deep thinking.  The colors invoke the place I usually walk – on the beach, not far from my home.  The labyrinth, though not a necessary part of the process, speaks to the mindful, intentional, thoughtful method of examining one’s life and purpose. Interests:  Beadwork in many forms, choral music, photography, reading, movies.

Solvitur Ambulando by Larkin Jean Van Horn

Solvitur Ambulando by Larkin Jean Van Horn

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