When you visit Weldon Library between now and June 30th you'll be able to view three Fibre Art displays!
The first is “Pathways” – ‘Seeing the Forest and the Trees: the Fibre Art Network Interprets the Journey’ by FAN. FAN (Fibre Art Network) is a group of professional fibre artists and teachers from Western Canada. Their “Pathways” exhibit in the Spencer Gallery runs from May 2nd until June 24th, 2011. This exhibit features 34 artworks by fibre artists, each work depicting inspiring landscapes as well as personal experiences and ideas. Stylistically, each piece offers unique motifs, palettes or techniques that characterize an eclectic visual feast.
From May 1st to June 30th our display cabinets will feature “Quilts as Material Culture”. Antique and vintage quilts are interspersed with sewing and quilting books and a variety of sewing tools, all from the personal collection of Cynthia Norris. The accompanying information gives a short history of quilting and what it means to our culture.
Also on display are eight CQA (Canadian Quilters' Association) Rosette winning quilts from four local quilting guilds. Hung from the Mezzanine for optimal viewing from the main floor these quilts represent “viewer’s choice”, the best of the best locally.
These fibre art displays complement the CQA/ACC Quilt Ontario 2011 conference, which will be held on campus starting May 25th until May 28th. CQA/ACC is Canada’s national quilting association. Every year they hold a conference somewhere in Canada with workshops, speakers and three quilt shows: the National Juried Show, the Invitational, and the Trend Tex Challenge Show. This is the first time CQA’s annual conference has been held in London. The National Juried and the Trend Tex Challenge shows can be viewed in London Hall and the Invitational Show can be seen in Perth Hall.
Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to view fabulous fibre art!