Friday 17 April 2015

Schedule for giving assignments - revised and enlarged

Developments in Prague have led to a new assignment that had not been foreseen before. 
Kathy and Uta found enough embroidered squares from the Guldusi Project of Embroidery in Afghanistan to go around the entire group, and went ahead and bought them. They are currently being delivered to the members of the group by either special courier or post. Once we have decided on the new size, this could/would be our next assignment: Include this square in a quilt/textile art piece.

As a reminder: deadlines for finished pieces are the end of October, the end of February and the end of June.

The following schedule for GIVING assignments covers another round of going through each member of the group:

Kathy and Uta (have already given new guidelines - 'deadline' is end of June 2015)

Eti (give new guidelines by end of June 2015)
Marylou  - (give new guidelines by end of October 2015) 
Ita (give new guidelines by end of February 2016), 
Barbara (give new guidelines by end of June 2016), 

Gillian (give new guidelines by end of October 2016), 
Margaret (give new guidelines by end of February 2017)

Eti (give new guidelines by end of June 2017)
Marylou  - (give new guidelines by end of October 2017)

The result of the vote on the new size will be announced as soon as we have it!

Saturday 11 April 2015

Pictures of the exhibition in Prague

We put the quilts up sorted by assignments. We have six booths, each of which takes one assignment (with two minor 'redefinitions' of pieces that fit equally well into another booth, simply for reasons of symmetrical distribution).

This is assignment Red:

This is "Grey with a little bit of color":

This is "Blue":

One of Barbara's is on the right hand panel which you can't see on this picture.

Assignment "Lines":

The green one on the left is Uta's Play of Lines XXXVII

Assignment "Repetition and Pattern":

Assignments "Change of Scale" is split up into the two head panels:

And a has-to-be-combined view of "Proof of Sketch" (with aredefined piece by Gillian):

Friday 10 April 2015

International Threads in Prague

Kathy Loomis arrived in Germany on Tuesday, 

and yesterday we took the train to Prague, where International Thread is having its first international exhibition.

Together with Barbara, who was already there when we arrived, we worked hard putting it all up. 

At first we were debating whether we would put up each member’s quilts together, but eventually we decided on arranging them ‘by assignment’: Red, From Grey to White with a Dash of Color, Repetition and Pattern, Change of Scale, Lines, Proof of Sketch, Blue.
We have six sections of panels, and the sides to the entire arrangement, which fits perfectly to the number of seven assignments. In order to arrive at an even distribution, and because some members had made a couple of extra quilts, we were able to have six assignments arranged all in one section (with only one or two ‘redefinitions’ due to a more coherent arrangement).

We were finished just before eight o’clock in the evening, worn out after a long day. And very proud of a coherent and interesting exhibition on display, starting at 12 noon today.

(More pictures tomorrow.)