Broward Quilt Expo Announces Open Call For Vendors And Workshop Registration For October 22, 23, 24, 2021. Mini Quilt Auction, Vendors, Quilts Sales, Demos And More

The Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) will feature hundreds of quilts on exhibit, a Miniature Quilt AuctionWorkshops, Quilt Sales, VendorsAwards Gala and Demos.  The event is October 22, 23, 24 2021 at the Charles Dodge Center in Pembroke Pines.  Did you know that quilting is a $3.7 billion industry?  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Kudos to the seven Quilt Guilds for combining their efforts to bring this to our area!  Don’t miss this Quilt Show and Marketplace!  Sign up for the workshops NOW!

 

 

 

 

601 City Center Way    Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

 

954.392.9480

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Admission ticket is required for all workshops

 

 

 

Friday October 22, 2021

Maribeth Schmit- Entering your quilts in shows – What a judge sees. Evening lecture

Saturday October 23, 2021

Ellen Lindner – Grow with the Flow – all day workshop
Linda Hungerford – Domestic Machine Quilting – all day workshop
Maribeth Schmit – Fantastic Finishes – all day workshop
Joe Cunningham – Creative Design – all day workshop

Sunday October 24, 2021

Nicole Kaplan – Tiny Piecing – 1/2 day workshop
Joe Cunningham – Rock the Block – all day workshop
Kate Yates – Sew a Tote Bag – 1/2 day workshop

 

 

 

Refund policy – if any workshop is cancelled by us, we will refund your class fee in full. If you cancel by July 31st – you will received a refund of the class fee less the credit card charge. No refunds after July 31, 2021

 

 

 

We   Can’t   Wait   To   See  Your   Talented   Entries!

 

In 2019, we displayed over 150 entries and are looking forward to receiving a much larger number this year!  Broward Quilt Expo welcomes entries from all makers, whether you are a BQE participating guild member or not!

DEADLINE:   September 6, 2021  at midnight

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPLIQUÉ – SINGLE MAKER (APS)

Any quilt with a design that is predominantly appliqué and made entirely by one person, any size.

APPLIQUÉ – TWO PERSON (APT)

Any quilt with a design that is predominantly appliqué and made by two people, any size.

ART QUILT (ART)

Must be entrant’s own creative design reflecting innovative construction, techniques, and/or materials. May be digital, embroidery, painted, beaded, folded or other interesting effects. Any embellishments must be securely attached. Quilt must be three layers any size.

GROUP (GRP)

Any quilt, any size made in any technique or style by three or more people.

INTERMEDIATE PIECED – SINGLE MAKER (IPS)

Any pieced quilt with a total of all sides between 140 and 280 inches, made entirely by one person.

INTERMEDIATE PIECED – TWO PERSON (IPT)

Any pieced quilt with a total of all sides between 140 and 280 inches, made by two people.

LARGE PIECED – SINGLE MAKER (LPS)

Any pieced quilt with a total of all sides greater than 280 inches, made entirely by one person.

LARGE PIECED – TWO PERSON (LPT)

Any pieced quilt with a total of all sides greater than 280 inches, made by two people.

MINIATURE (MIN)

Any quilt with a design embodying a small version of a full size quilt. A true miniature is a quilt in which the blocks are 25% (or less) of the size of the large version. Total of all sides must measure no more than 96 inches. All elements of the mini must be in scale including fabric patterning size, quilting stitch size as well as binding width.

MODERN DESIGN – SINGLE MAKER (MOS)

Quilt should be functional and embody the principles of modern design; such as use of solids and bold or on-trend colors, graphic prints, simplicity and minimalism, asymmetry and alternative block structure, or improvised piecing. Design should rely less on repetition and interaction of quilt block motifs. Modern quilting emphasizes the interaction between the quilting and the piecing or design. Total of all sides must be greater than 140 inches, made entirely by one person.

MODERN DESIGN – TWO PERSON (MOT)

Quilt should be functional and embody the principles of modern design; such as use of solids and bold or on-trend colors, graphic prints, simplicity and minimalism, asymmetry and alternative block structure, or improvised piecing. Design should rely less on repetition and interaction of quilt block motifs. Modern quilting emphasizes the interaction between the quilting and the piecing or design. Made by two people and total of all sides must be greater than 140 inches.

SMALL QUILT (SML)

Any quilt (not a miniature or art quilt) made using any technique, with a total of all sides measuring under 140 inches. Please note there are separate categories for art quilts and “true” miniatures.

CHALLENGE (CLG)

Must be made according to the Challenge Quilt Guidelines. At least one element – earth, wind, fire, water – must be used. Total of all sides less than 144 inches. One entry per person. Open to participating guild members only.

YOUTH (YOU)

Two age groups (1) up to age 9, (2) ages 10 thru 16. Quilt should be made predominately by the youth. Quilt may be any size, any technique.

EXHIBIT ONLY – NON JUDGED (EXO)

Any quilt, any size, entered by the maker for the purposes of exhibit only. Will not be judged – no feedback provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 M i n i a t u r e    Quilt    A u c t i o n

 

 

Our miniature quilt auction is a fun event to raise funds for Broward Quilt Expo and the seven guilds who organize it. It’s your chance to purchase a gorgeous piece of handmade art for your wall. 

 

 

 

 

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Broward Quilt Expo, Inc. is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to promote and perpetuate the art of quilting. We are an organizational body governed by volunteers from the member guilds, currently East Sunrise Quilt Guild, Inc., Southern Stars Quilt Guild, Coral Springs Quilters, Inc., West Broward Quilters Guild, Inc., South Florida Modern Quilt Guild, OceanWaves Quilt Guild and Quilting in the Pines Guild, Inc. All of our funding comes from public support, including membership fees, gifts and grants, and receipts from events we organize.

 

 

For more information: 

Broward Quilt Expo

9421 Belaire Drive     Miramar, FL  33025

(954) 435-9729

pr@browardquiltexpo.com

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Palm Beach County Quilters’ Guild Announces Vendors And Events At 2018 Quilt Show October 12 & 13. Free Parking At South FL Fairgrounds

Palm Beach County Quilters Guild (PBCQG) presents “Quilts of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” at the 2018 Quilt Show on October 12 & 13th.  The event takes place at the South Florida Fairgrounds and will offer quilts for sale, a quilt exhibition, a boutique for quilters, vendors, door prizes, a small quilt silent auction, and an opportunity quilt.  Parking is free with admission.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone from emerging quilters to experienced quilters to stop by!  Fabric lovers, mark these dates on your calendars! 

 

 

 

Promoting the art of quilt-making since 1984

 

 

 

 

Palm Beach County Quilters Guild

Presents

“Quilts of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”

 

 

 

 

2018   Q U I L T      S H O W

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12TH

10:00 AM  – 5 :00 PM

&

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

South Florida Fairgrounds 

9067 Southern Blvd.    West Palm Beach, FL 33411

ENTER AT GATE 8

Two-Day Admission: $10.00 

FREE Parking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCLUDES:

Door Prizes

Opportunity Quilt

Vendors

Small Quilt Silent Auction

Basket Raffle

Quilters Boutique

Quilts for Sale

 

 

Announcing The 2019 Opportunity Quilt, “Old Florida”

 

 

 

VENDORS

Purse – o – Nalities

Quilt a Bit

Material Girlz of Florida

Bold Notion Quilting

Grannie Suzannie Designs

Kianga Aftrican Art

Marilou’s Quilting

Laura’s Sewing

Stitchcraft

Red Thread Studio

Kits by Karla

Origami Owl Custom Jewelry

Redfern Enterprises

SPECIAL EXHIBITS

SAQA Florida

Quilters Innovative Design

 Palm Beach Quilt Guild Strip Tease 111 Challenge

 

 

 

 

About the PBCQG:

Do you like to work on projectAprils in your own home? We have directions available for our Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County Welcome Home quilts, and for Project Linus quilts. We also have directions posted for a great name badge holder you can make for your name tag, the PBCQG logo patch, and pin. Or, you can sew interesting items for the Boutique committee as they dream up new items to offer in the Boutique at our Guild meetings or at our shows.

Do you prefer to work in a group? We gather after meetings several times a year for community outreach “sew-ins” where you can cut, press, sort, sew, bind, or quilt projects for veterans, Habitat for Humanity partner families, and other Palm Beach County community services. Additionally, many members gather in small groups around town to work together on community projects. See the list in each month’s newsletter.

Do you like to help children learn about quilt-making? We love helping children (and their parents) learn about and appreciate quilt-making. Our largest project is our Kids’ Corner throughout the seventeen days of the South Florida Fair each year. We have offered different activities over the last 30 years, but all of them involve a way for children – even the young ones – to make something related to quilt-making. Currently, the children use crayons to draw designs on light-colored fabric that we heat-set and make into small Project Linus quilts – often right there at the Fair. Children and parents often stop by later the same day to see the quilt that their block is in. These quilts are distributed to community-based organizations throughout Palm Beach County – many are carried on fire trucks and used to comfort children in crisis situations. The Fair lasts for seventeen days each January and we always need members (and their friends and family) to help with Kid’s Corner and with other tasks such as demonstrating hand-quilting, machine-quilting, and offering opportunities to win the special theme quilt available that year. Get free admission the day you work!

Sign up to work a shift of your choosing at any Fall Guild meeting or by contacting Nancy Ialacci or Donna Jesse. We especially need volunteers to work the evening shifts – that way, you can enjoy the Fair during the less-crowded daytime, have dinner, and then work the booth from 6-10 pm

Another way we help children learn about quilt-making is to conduct special programs, such as the quilt-making class at the Fair’s summer camp in Yesteryear Village. Children, 8-12 learn what life was like in “the old days” and they learn basic sewing and quilting skills.

Do you like to learn new skills? Most Guild meetings include a program, which teaches a quilt-making skill or concept. During the year, we have several workshops with talented local, regional, and national instructors on tradition, modern, and art quilt-making. See the newsletter for the latest information on programs and workshops.

Do you enjoy sharing your quilt-making knowledge with others? Let the Guild vice president or workshop chair know that you are interested in teaching a short program or a long workshop.

Would you like working with our wonderful library of quilt-making books and videos? You can help the library committee catalog new acquisitions, lend and receive the books and videos, or help members find ones related to their quilt-making interests.

Would you enjoy helping with our annual challenge, or the construction of our annual Fair and “opportunity” quilts? Contact the committee chairs and let them know.

How about assembling membership packets? Preparing Birthday Basket fat-quarters? Holding quilts up for display during Show and Tell? Just contact the committee chair – they would love, love, love your help!

And, there is always a lot to do before each meeting. If you find joining a new group a bit awkward, pitching in and working along side someone is an easy way to break the ice. Sign up to be the “Gate Greeter,” from 9:15 – 10 am, and provide wagons for members and guests to use for their heavy items. This way, you get to meet everyone coming into the meeting. Just sign up on the clip-board circulated during each meeting. Join us in the Bink Museum at 8:30 am any meeting day and help set up the tables and chairs and be part of the camaraderie that forms as we work together. Join Us!

For Quilt Show information, membership details, meetings and other events please visit:

PalmBeachQuilters.org

 

https://www.facebook.com/PBCQuiltersGuild/

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

Aya Fiber Studio Dyehouse Shares August Offerings And Upcoming Specialty Workshops

Aya Fiber Studio Dyehouse’s Suzanne Connors has brought new classes and techniques to share with you! The Rickie Report shares the August Workshop Schedule, studio time and group visits. Indicate your interest in a future Felting Workshop. Sign up now for Kathy Hay’s Eco Print Workshop in October. NOTE TO FIBER ARTISTS/INSTRUCTORS: Suzanne is putting together the Fall and Winter Schedule. Contact Suzanne if you are interested in being an instructor. NOTE to Indigo Lovers – Aya Studios offers ready made tote bags, clothing, bedding and more! Click here for details.

 

 

 

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Aya Fiber Studio

Fish House Art Center

4745 SE Desoto Ave

Port Salerno, Florida 34997

STUDIO and BOUTIQUE OPEN: Tuesday- Saturday

and by appointment: 336-693-4606

 

Suzanne Connors tells The Rickie Report, “I can hardly believe summer is going by so fast, My 2 weeks at Arrowmont were wonderful and I learned so much new information! I’m putting together some really exciting workshops and I hope you will join us at The Dyehouse.”

 

Interested in a September Felting workshop with Robin Firth of Heartfelt Silks?  This would be held on Sat or Sunday, September 19th or 20th. Before committing I would like to see if there are enough people interested. Please email ayafiberstudio@gmail.com if you are interested or to let me know things you might be interested in.

 

 

Hand Dyed Mobius Shawl

Hand Dyed Mobius Shawl

 

Suzanne will be adding new workshops monthly! I have received some very exciting proposals from some of the best fiber artisans I know and I am excited to see what this season will bring. Eco- Printing , basketry, felting, dyeing with lichen; these are just a few! In order to help me with this could you take 3 minutes to fill out a survey? http://questionpro.com/t/ALh1lZSuW9

 

AUGUST WORKSHOPS

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Marbling on Fabric
Monday  August 17, 2015
10:00- 3:00

 

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Shibori Dyeing – Silk Scarf

Wednesday, August 20, 2015

10:00 -1:00

 

 

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Intro To Shibori Stitching on Raw Silk

 August 23, 24, 2015

10:00 – 3:00

 

AYAFIBERSelectivedegummingworkshop

 

Select DeGumming on Raw Silk

Thursday, August 27  10:00 – 3:00

 

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Indigo Play Date!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

10:00 – 3:00

 

 

Come enjoy an early morning cup of coffee on the dock, gather and mingle with like minded fiber artists, learn new techniques. Call Suzanne at (336) 693-4606 for more information
In addition you can rent studio space by the hour, day, week or month to practice your new skills. Purchase a Studio Pass! It is a great opportunity to create in an intimate fully furnished waterfront studio environment in South Florida!

 

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Eco-Printing Workshop With Kathy Hays

 

Eco-Printing workshop with Kathy Hays

October 16, 17, 18, 2015

Eco Printing is contact printing of plants onto fabric. In this 3 Day Eco Print workshop intensive you will learn about plants, fabrics, equipment, processes and bundling techniques. Silk and wool fabrics have an affinity for plants and create fantastic prints. This workshop is perfect for fiber artist, feltmakers, dyers and art quilters. No experience necessary, just a willingness to experiment and enjoy the bounties of nature. Some hand strength is needed to create bundles. This workshop is designed to learn essentials to carry printing at home.

 

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  • Day 1 Introduction – A discussion about what is Eco printing, what type of fabrics necessary, the equipment, materials, solutions and processes that are used for successful prints. A demonstration of how to make a bundle is given and balance of the day students make bundles. An indigo vat will be available, some fabrics are dipped for printing on day 2

 

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  • Day 2 First bundles are processed in the morning with results and discussion in afternoon of results. In the a.m. different bundling techniques are demonstrated and students allowed to explore those techniques. Those morning bundles will be processed in p.m. (if indigo vat available students may use their fabric from previous day)

 

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  • Day 3 Bundles will be opened from previous day and results discussed. (Fabrics from day 1 can be dipped into indigo vat .) Final bundling technique to produce high definition prints will be demonstrated. The balance of the day if finishing up all bundling processes and discussion of results.

 

$150 Deposit will hold your place in class; Balance of $300 due 1st day of class (cash/check) payable to Kathy Hays. Cancellation before 9/25/2015 will credit toward another workshop at Aya Fiber Dyehouse.

Materials List will be supplied September

LIMIT 10 persons

Weekly and monthly WORKSHOPS are available for all ages and all levels from absolute beginners to experienced craftspeople looking to hone their skills. Teachers and speakers include local artists as well as experienced “visiting artists” from the Fiber world!
Rent studio space by the hour, day, week or month to practice your new skills. It is a great opportunity to create in an intimate fully furnished waterfront studio environment in South Florida! Use onion skins and beets for natural dyes!

REGISTER TODAY: http://www.ayafiberstudio.com/indigo-workshops/

Studio equipped with:

sewing machines
serger
large cutting and work tables
irons/ironing boards
dress forms
wet area with sinks
dye equipment
drying rack and indoor lines
silk and batik frames
steamer
4 harness Leclerc floor loom
Tapestry Loom
Marbling equipment
Reference library
Computer and printer
Wi-fi also available

 

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE TODAY?

 

New Arashi Fabric

New Arashi Fabric

Suzanne explains to The Rickie Report, “What I love about fiber art is the surprise element – the mixture of the fabric, the dye and the resist create different combinations of results that are only revealed at the final step…the magic when the freshly dyed indigo comes out of the vat and turns from green to blue right before your eyes! It is always a surprise when I unwrap a freshly dyed piece of fabric! I currently specialize in Shibori and Batik. For me, these art forms are an excuse to use vibrant colors and simple shapes to produce designs, without having to worry too much about the details –just as in life, there are no “mistakes” with fiber, and everything is always subject to change. The imperfections are all part of the creative process. I’m always learning new techniques and experimenting so I can share them with my students. Every piece created is a unique one of a kind original!”

 

 

For more information please contact Suzanne Connors at:(336) 693-4606

or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

or visit:

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Special Raffle Fundraiser Event For Two Worthy Artists – Help Save Their Home!

For over 20 years, Anthony Burks and Trina Slade-Burks have supported Palm Beach County artists through their company ATB Fine Artists & Designers. They have curated and hosted art shows, giving emerging artists the opportunity to sell their works. The African Diaspora Exhibition at the Armory Art Center and later at Palm Beach State College brought large numbers of viewers from beyond this area. Their CONTINUUM Gallery was one of the highlights of Art Palm Beach/Art Synergy for the past two years.  The Rickie Report shares an opportunity for a WIN-WIN:  You get to choose which art-related raffle items you want to bid on.  The money raised helps the Burks family Save Their Home!  Attention Art Lovers:  This is an amazing opportunity to purchase fine art and fine crafts!  Read the details for this fundraiser at the Brewhouse Gallery on  Saturday, May 23rd.

 

 

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Save Our Home Fundraiser

For

Trina and Anthony Burks

Saturday, May 23, 2015

6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue   Lake Park,FL

 

The fundraiser will take place at The Brewhouse Gallery in Lake Park on Saturday, May 23. Artists are donating small artworks that will be raffled off that night, and donations will be accepted. In addition, AJ Brockman of Brewhouse Gallery will be donating a portion of the proceeds from that day. The public is encouraged to attend! There is no cover charge. Food, coffees, soft drinks and a wide variety of craft beers will be available for purchase. Live music begins at 8pm. Home made tacos and dips from Tacos don Pepe are on the menu!

 

 

Anthony and Trina Burks

Anthony and Trina Burks

 

 

 

You would be hard-pressed to find an artist in Palm Beach County that has not benefitted from the hard work of Trina and Anthony Burks. Unfortunately, the Burks family now needs our help. Due to a job loss and unexpected medical issues, they are now at risk of losing their family home.

 

Save Our Home!

Save Our Home!

 

 

By the end of May, they may have to leave the house which has served as their business office, studio, and home for many years. Artists have asked how they can help Trina and Anthony. Their friend Suzanne Redmond has decided to host a fundraiser for their benefit so that we can gather their friends and fellow artists together to show our support.

 

Trina Burks and Original Artwork

Trina Burks and Original Artwork

 

 

Anthony and Trina Burks, throughout their difficult journey, continue to work with emerging and established professional artists in our area.  From banner painting on Clematis Street, to hosting Artists Lunches and Lectures (which bring professionals in the business and legal world together with artists), they continue to give of themselves.  Tonight is the Opening Night of their collaboration with Barbara Cheives.   

 

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Both Trina and Anthony’s artwork will be available for purchase at Kimono Show.

 

 

"Kimono Doll" by Trina Burkes

“Kimono Doll” Mixed Media by Trina Burkes

 

 

"Rhino" Painting on Wood by Anthony Burks

“Rhino” Painting on Wood by Anthony Burks

 

 Anthony Burks also provides graphic design services for artists, designing their postcards, flyers, logos, and business cards.

 

Anthony Burks working on a painting

Anthony Burks working on a painting

 

 

How Does This Raffle Work?

 

You purchase as many raffle tickets as you want.  Place  tickets in the container in front of the art object you want to win. Place as many tickets as you want in each container. The more tickets you place in any one container, the better your chances are of winning! 

 

"Endangered" by Anthony Burks

“Endangered” by Anthony Burks

 

Brewhouse has coffee, drinks, and now is offering food from  Live music will start at 8:00, so stay and enjoy the band.

If you’d like to donate art items for the raffle, contact Suzanne Redmond at 561-801-6952

 

Here is where Anthony has his artwork now:

Cultural Council
Kimono Show
The Brewhouse Gallery
Creme de la Creme (Northwood)

You can also see his scarves at: http://www.atbfineartists.com/

and his paintings at: http://www.anthonyburkscollection.com/

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Fiber Artist, Leora Klaymer Stewart Exhibits at Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Gallery

Fiber artist extraordinaire, Leora Klaymer Stewart will present her newest work in a SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  Leora’s  woven vessels are reminiscent of forms found in nature.  What secrets are they holding?  What do they protect?  The Rickie Report urges you to attend this free reception on April 26th to meet the artist and explore her world of fabrications.  Here we give you details and a sneak peak, but can only hint at what promises to be the LARGEST installation of its kind in Palm Beach County!

 

 

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Please join us at the Cultural Council

 Saturday,  April 26,    3-5 P.M.

To celebrate the Opening Reception of

 

Leora Klaymer Stewart

 in the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center. 
Refreshments will be served.  
Exhibition runs: April 26 through May 24, 2014  
  
Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 5PM  

 

601 Lake Avenue         Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.471.2901

www.palmbeachculture.com

 

Weaving as an metaphor is a common association and no exception with the artwork of Leora Klaymer Stewart.  The public is invited to her SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Gallery. There will be a free reception and opportunity to meet the artist on Saturday, April 26, from 3-5 pm. The exhibit continues through May 24th. There is no charge to view the gallery, located at 601 Lake Avenue in Lake Worth,FL.

 

 

Leora’s major  installation piece, “Entanglements” consists of an 8 foot high by 3 foot wide knotted construction that has been wrapped and intertwined.  She used natural hemp twine and a variety of other fibers to represent the growth and intertwining of the Banyan tree.  She collaborated with Fine Art Photographer and Master Printer, Steve Spring, of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.  Images of the Banyan tree were printed on Habotai silk and silk  organza panels 40 inches wide by 96 inches high.  These panels will be installed on each side of the  knotted structure to create an environment that represents nature as a metaphor for the cycle of life.

 

 

 

"Lifecycle 1" by Leora Klaymer Stewart

“Lifecycle Series” by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

 “RED MICROTUBULES” is part of the Life Cycle Series.  It is a circular piece constructed with red linen threads that have been loop-stitched with wrapping and glass beads. It is 16 inches in diameter, mounted on linen and enclosed in a plexi-box.

 

 

"Life Cycle 2" by Leora Klaymer Stewart

“Life Cycle 2” by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

“LIFE CYCLE”  is a circular piece constructed with pink and orange linen threads that have been loop-stitched with wrappings and glass beads.  It is 16 inches in a diameter, mounted on linen and enclosed in a plexi-box.

 

Leora tells The Rickie Report, ” All of my pieces represent the idea of the cycle of life – represented as a circle or sphere and as a container form holding mysteries.  I use ancient textile techniques ( knotting, loop-stitching, wrapping and inter-twining).”

 

 

"Virgin Bride" by Leora Klaymer Stewart

“Virgin Bride” by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

“VIRGIN BRIDE”  is an oval piece which is 12 inches wide by 24 inches high.  It is created with a loop stitch in white nylon cord. Leora incorporates hand sewn pearls and feathers.   Her woven vessels are reminiscent of forms found in nature and can be interpreted as holders of secrets, emptiness or even generative possibilities.  Leora refers to her work as “transitional fabrications” which can also be interpreted as life cycles.

 

 

Leora graduated with an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grants.  Her architectural commissions include Beckton Dickson Pharmaceuticals, Wool Bureau of America, Contintental Wheat and Grain, Prudential,Hong Kong Shanghai Bank and Knoll Showrooms.  Leora has taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City for 20 years and is currently teaching a fiber arts course at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, FL.  She is continually creating new pieces in her studio, Llama Studios, in Palm Beach, FL.

 

 

 

For more information about Leora’s art work, please visit her website:  www.leorakstewart.com

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291