Posts Tagged ‘Shagbark series’

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.

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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

Most Lyrical x 6; Craziest Handstitching x 1

BW61500Boundary Waters 61

Seven new artworks are up on my website today. There are SIX new Boundary Waters (#61-66) with echoes of tall pines, gorgeous sunsets, water over rock, sun on water.

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SHAGBARK 7 is a handstitched, textural homage to my beloved giant hickories.


09 2014

Seven new artwork coming September 1

BW66Dtl500Boundary Waters 66 – Detail

I’ve been spending WAY to much time on the computer lately, but on September 1 you will have lots of new things to look at on my website.

To wit:

1.  A gallery of artwork called Shagbark based on my beloved hickories with one NEW artwork (handstitching! texture!) that occupied most of my winter:

SHAGBARK7webDtl1Shagbark 7 – Detail

2.  Six NEW Boundary Waters (#61 – 66) that have been simply, but completely, stitched to within an inch of their life:

BW65Detail500Boundary Water 65 – Detail

3.  A new gathering of artwork in a gallery called Diary of a Tree Hugger.  It’s artwork that’s been here and there, but will now be on its own page with a photo that’s sure to make you smile.

If you receive my free e-newsletter, you will be receiving links bright and early directly to all the NEW artwork on Monday, September 1 with a special bonus exclusively for readers. Otherwise I’ll be posting links here and, of course, you can always go directly to my website.


08 2014