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See two new artworks at Int. Festival – Chicago this weekend

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After hand stitching this small artwork within an inch of its life, I donated it to the silent auction to be held at the Studio Art Quilt Associates’ conference coming up in April.  But you can see it April 6 – 8 in a special preview at the SAQA booth at the International Quilt Festival in Rosemont, near Chicago, IL.

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40 x 40 inches
Materials:  White cotton fabric painted with acrylic textile paint,
polyester fabric, ink, batting, rayon and polyester thread,
miniature paper fasteners.
Virginia A. Spiegel

Also premiering at IQF – Chicago will be Midwest. This artwork will be showing as part of the SAQA IL/WI regional exhibit, Stitched Together.

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Boundary Waters 83 Juried into H2OH!

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39.5 x 40 inches
Materials:  White cotton fabric, non-woven fabric, Lutradur, ink, gel medium, acrylic paint, miniature paper fasteners.  Techniques:  Screen print, paint, collage, cut, punch, fasten.
Virginia A. Spiegel

Boundary Waters 83 is one of 34 artworks from 522 entries juried into H2OH!, a Studio Art Quilt Associates traveling exhibit focusing on water. A list of all the accepted artists and venues already scheduled for the next three years are here.

I SOOOOOOOO wanted to be in this exhibit because when I am by or on a lake, river, or ocean I feel I have arrived exactly where I need and want to be.  And, of course, the waters of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness are near and dear to my heart. I continue making artwork in this series not just as an artistic expression of how I feel about the landscape, but also as witness to an area that must be cherished and protected from development and exploitation.

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Boundary Waters 83 – Detail 1

There are three artworks in this series within the series.  The other two are under wraps until I enter them a few more places. There is no stitching in the three artworks. Let’s just say THOUSANDS of miniature paper fasteners would not be an exaggeration. The action of punching small holes and inserting the fasteners is actually quite similar to hand-stitching and equally time consuming.

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BWaters83Dtl2500webBoundary Waters 83 – Detail 2

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