Thank you, Bethany Garner!


Simple 54  is now in the collection of Bethany Garner as a small thank-you for her donation to my fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society.

I’m going low-key this year on the fundraising with a goal of $1000 to help fight cancer.  We’re almost half-way there!

How does it work?

1.  Make a donation of any size to the American Cancer Society on my fundraising page.

2.  Choose a collage from this series (there are three webpages, so be sure to see them all), e-mail me at virginia(at)virginiaspiegel(dot)com, and I will send your new artwork to you.

It’s a win-win!


01 2016

Artworks donated to American Cancer Society fundraiser


I finally managed to really, truly retire Fiberart For A Cause after raising more than a quarter of a million dollars, thanks to generous fiber artists and patrons, for the American Cancer Society.

But that doesn’t mean I don’t still support the ACS in honor of my Dad, a long-term colon cancer survivor.  I’m just doing it on a smaller scale.


I’m donating my Java Series collages as thank-you gifts.  Make any size donation directly to the American Cancer Society through my personal fundraising page and choose a collage you would like me to send to you.  You will receive an immediate receipt from the ACS for your donation.


Thank you in advance for your support.


01 2016

Mark Your Calendar! See my artwork in 2016 + 2017.
















Rock will be shown as part of the Affinity exhibit at International Quilt Festival – Chicago on April 7 – 9, 2016.  Affinity is a juried invitational exhibit created and curated by Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison.   Shagbark3500

Shagbark 3 (shown above) and Shagbark 4 will be shown in Two by Twenty, a Studio Art Quilt Associates’ juried exhibition:

1.  April 13 – 16, 2016
Quilt Expo Beaujolais
ParcExpo; Villefranche sur Saone

2. January 19 -22, 2017
Road to California
Ontario, California

Two by Twenty is two exhibits in one. The first is a pairing of two art quilts by the same artist. Some are variations on a theme. With the same technique and subject matter, the artists explore subtle variations in line, color or texture to fully understand the material. Some pairs have a narrative element between them. The time of day has changed, or the viewpoint has shifted. These little differences invite the viewer to engage with the work in a kind of “first — then,” or “spot the differences” game. The second exhibit is the variety overall amongst all the artists.

The pieces as a whole demonstrate the wide range of approaches in the quilt art genre. From bold and graphic to subtle explorations of texture and nuance, there is plenty to explore in this collection.


The catalog for this exhibit is EXCELLENT and available here.

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Concrete and Grasslands, a juried exhibition of artwork by members of Studio Art Quilt Associates will premier June 10 – July 29, 2016 at Grant’s Pass Art Museum in Grant’s Pass, Oregon (USA).

Concrete and Grassland explores the juxtaposition of the natural landscape and the human constructed cityscape. This call for entry asked artists to submit works that explore either the soft lines of nature or the hard lines of urban structures—or a combination of both. This exhibit will focus on the contrasts of both color and line, and the ways in which the natural world has been altered.

JUST JURIED:  My Corner of the World

Spiegel-RocktimeBoundary Waters 60 (Rock Time)

Premiering May 21 – August 14, 2016
Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford, Ontario, Canada


12 2015

Fiber Art-O-Rama in Indianapolis


Shagbark 7

Tonight’s a great night to see a lot of great fiber art in one place at the Stutz Building in Indianapolis, IN.

Part of the Spirit & Place Festival
Friday, November 13, 5-9 pm
Learn about the multicultural history of needlework and quilts in American tradition. Guests will see the progression of the art through displays of quilts from across the Midwest, along with interactive exhibits of both modern and historic quilting and fiber arts. Activities and exhibits will take place in the gallery, throughout the first floor of the Stutz Building and in Bearcat Alley.

AND Making Your Mark, a fiber art invitational exhibit, continues with my Shagbark 7 on display through November 20.


11 2015

Clover and a Bee – It’s In!


Clover and a Bee
23.5″ x 35″
White cotton fabric, torn and sewn;
painted, cut, stitched, painted, stitched.

I’m so lucky to have a nature preserve nearby.  It was the inspiration for this artwork just juried into Concrete and Grassland, a Studio Art Quilt Associate’s exhibit to premier at Grant’s Pass Museum of Art in Grant’s Pass, OR in 2016.


Clover and a Bee

Miss Emily Dickinson had it right:
To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.

See all three artworks in this series here.

A list of all the accepted artists is here.


11 2015