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2×20 Exhibit Opening in California


Shagbark 3
Virginia A. Spiegel
24″h x 36.5″w
Acrylic textile paint, upholstery fabric samples, rayon thread.
Screen print with screens from artist’s photos, cut;
raw-edge collage created with machine stitching.

Two by Twenty, a Studio Art Quilt Associates’ juried exhibition will be shown at Road to California, Ontario, CA, January 19 – January 22. I saw this exhibit in The Netherlands and it is well worth a visit.  Each of the twenty juried artists has two artworks in the exhibit. My Shagbark 3 and Shagbark 4 are included.

In person is really the only way to see how the Shagbark series was created from hundreds of small pieces cut from individually screen printed upholstery fabric samples. Nothing was fused, so you can imagine the pins (and the time) involved.


There are seven Shagbarks – see them all here.

There is a beautiful catalog available for the exhibit from SAQA, now on sale for $10.


01 2017

Two catalogs for new exhibits available

I’m so pleased to have artwork in two exhibits this month and both have catalogs available.

Shagbark3500Shagbark 3

Two By Twenty is a Studio Art Quilt Associates juried exhibition premiering at the
Open European Quilt Championships, October 29 – November 1, in Maastricht, Netherlands. Each of twenty artists will have two related artworks in the exhibit.  My Shagbark 3 and Shagbark 4 will be shown.


Slideshow, catalog ordering info, and more here.
The catalog, designed by Deidre Adams, is gorgeous with each artist
having four pages, including two pages of details.


Affinity is a juried invitational by Dinner@8 premiering at International Quilt Market on October 24 – 26 and International Quilt Festival on October 28 – November 1 in Houston, TX. Each of 40 artists will be showing one 40″ x 40″ artwork.  This will be the premier showing of my Rock.

Here’s an interview and the catalog is available here.


10 2015

Artwork Selected for “Form, Not Function”


Shagbark7500 Shagbark 7
Virginia A. Spiegel
Photographed on a black background by Deidre Adams

It’s always a thrill to have artwork juried into an exhibit and even more so when it is Form, Not Function.  Only twenty-seven artworks were chosen for the exhibit to be held at the Carnegie Center for Art & History, New Albany, IN.

The exhibit opens May 11 and runs through July 11.

This is the artwork for which I wrote the essay How to Stick with the Stitching as I handstitched on it for pretty much all of last winter.

SHAGBARK7Dtl600 Shagbark 7 – Detail


03 2015