lofty quilts and high art
Misc. Past Items,
GOD BLESS, COMFORT, and protect EVERYONE (AND THEIR
ANIMALS) IN JAPAN. MAY THEY HAVE A QUICK AND COMPLETE RECOVERY,
ESPECIALLY IN REGARDS TO THE NUKE MELTDOWN. IF ANY NATION CAN HANDLE IT, THE
JAPANESE CAN. I KNOW IT AND THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS IT. April, 2011
|Plum Dragon is now archived in the
permanent collection of the International Quilt Study Center at the
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA. The quilt was chosen, said art quilt
expert, artist, and Curator Sandra Sider, because it "represents a
particularly distinctive or original approach." Plum Dragon
is now available to researchers and students as a record of the art quilt in
Plum Dragon (Cosmic Illusion #34)
10x10h, matted, 2008. (R) reverse.
Materials and Techniques: Commercial textiles, specialty threads, fabric
Machine embroidery (resident and self-authored), piecing, and quilting.
|The miniature quilt was part of Studio
Art Quilt Associates 20th anniversary trunk show, 2009-10, where it traveled
broadly throughout the U.S. Plum Dragon was was one of 55
quilts selected from hundreds of beautifully created and designed quilts.
Salli demonstrated the
use of top quality Kreinik metallic and silk threads to enhance quilts for the Kreinik
Manufacturing Company October 10 and 11, 2009, at the Houston International Quilt
Festival Market. "It was FUN," said McQuaid.
While demonstrating these threads, she generated six small new quilts. See
*quilts, #58-63, Quilts IV.
Light is a Feather (Cosmic
Illusion #32) was chosen for Dig-it-al Quilts, Studio Art
Quilt Association -- Texas Members, a Photoseptembre U.S.A. Exhibit,
Fiber Artspace, San
Antonio, TX, September, 2008. Juried by Laurie Brainerd.
Pink Strength (Cosmic Illusion
#23) accepted for the juried third annual Focus and
Fiber Art Show, Alberta, Canada, July, 2008. Selected to travel on to
Stony Creek, Ontario, Canada, for
the month of August. Received cash appreciation award.
22 of Salli McQuaid's
quilts were on view at the 2008 Chama (New Mexico) Outdoor Quilt Show,
June 14, 2008. It was a wonderful show, with many fine quilts on display.
They were hung from buildings up and down the charming, historical main street. Quilts for sale
were in an open-face tent. Show quilts occupied a vacated supermarket that
caved in under the weight of snow the previous winter. Fortunately, the roof
restored, and a handy new restaurant now occupies half the space.
The Kiss (Cosmic Illusion #8)
was on view at a virtual
exhibition November 2007-2008. This exhibition was guest-curated
by k. velis turan for www.SAQA.com.Quilt Festival in November (2007). Here,
she presented the grand sweepstakes winning entry "Hope for our
World," by Textile Artist Hollis Chatelain, to enthralled crowds.
"I really got to know and love
the piece," said McQuaid. "The crowd helped me, and I helped them
(appreciate the work). I truly treasure the experience."
(Cosmic Illusion #5) was shown October, 2007, by The
Revels theatre troupe, the
Alliance Francaise, Houston, TX.
Hawaiian Blue (...#2)
and To a Garden (...#3) were accepted to the
"Windows" exhibition at The Gallery of St. Johns, Kingston, NY, also
in November of 2007.
In 2008 and
2009 I underwent two foot surgeries entailing joint replacement and
reconstruction by Dr. Robert E. Neville of The Woodlands, TX. He did a great
job. During each convalescence, I was required to keep my feet
elevated for 40 days. I subsequently developed tendonitis of the hip flexor due to the physical impact
on my body of
having to use one foot during each convalescence. I am better able to get
around now, but am doing physical therapy until I am completely well.
Otherwise, I am able to continue making art and deal with
the various aspects of Laughing Dragon Gallery. Please keep me in your
prayers. (May, 2009)
May of 2007 I had left-hip replacement surgery. Recovery until I could
again work took about three months, so I am somewhat behind. As a
result, I'm filling this space with some small completed projects and
new ideas. My energy is almost all back now, and I'm only experiencing
slight physical difficulties. Full recovery is expected in November, so
I'm ahead of schedule there!
Without this surgery, I would have
occupied a wheelchair for the rest of my life. I wish
to express my thanks to Dr. Gregory Stocks, of Houston, who performed
the procedure with his customary and acclaimed expertise.
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continue on) !