Friday, June 26, 2015

"Affinity" Acceptances


Please join us in congratulating the artists whose work was accepted into the exhibit "Affinity" by Dinner at Eight Artists!


I am the garden that I plant.
I have…a natural liking for or attraction to a person, thing, or idea.
I am all the books that I have read.
I have….. A close resemblance or connection to someone or some thing.
I am the places that I have been
I have…. An agreement with someone.
I am the people that I love to be near
I have…a relationship or ties to another individual.
I am the sum of my life experiences.
“Affinity”.

The exhibit will be shown at the International Quilt Market (Oct 24-26) and Festival (Oct 28-Nov 1) in Houston; Sponsored by Havel's Sewing. Forty art quilts, 40x40 = 40x40x40

Black Cat, Red Flower, Green Leaf - Frances Holliday Alford
Beneath the Surface, Linda C. Anderson
Tutti Frutti City Street - Sue Bleiweiss
The Patriots of Boston - Loris Bogue
Green Bowl - Deborah Boschert
Spring Comes Late - Cindy Cooksey
Undaunted - Lauretta K. Crites
Paint the Town Red - Diane R. Doran
Color Play - Jane E. Dunnewold
Sprocket 2 Me - Robbi Joy Eklow
Raised on Bluebonnets - Suzan Engler
That's Amore - Barb Forrister
Essence - Lyric M. Kinard
Jacob's Treasures - Susan Fletcher King
Fiberarts Complusion - Karol Kusmaul
Napa Valley Vineyard with Red Barn - Cathie I. Hoover*
Ms. Stella O'Houligan - Stacy Hurt
Old Red Door - Susan Brubaker Knapp
3 "CANS" - Sandra E. Lauterbach
Peas n'Honey - Linda Teddlie Minton
Focal Point - Jeannie P. Moore
Agave - Susie Monday
Charleston on My Mind - Rachel K. Parris
We are Stardust - Andi Perejda
Crepuscular Flash - Judy Coates Perez
Paris Avant-Garde - Yvonne Porcella
Magnetic Attraction (Tuning Fork #25) - Heather Pregger
The Sweet Press of Remembered Moments - Wen Redmond
Who Has Seen the Wind? - Cynthia St. Charles
Universal - Julie Schlueter
Horloge Musee d'Orsay - Gayle Simpson
Descended from the Stars - Sarah Ann Smith
Rock - Virginia A. Spiegel
Seeking Red - Terri Stegmiller
Martie Learns to Read - Ann E. Turley
The Rest from their Labors - Larkin Jean Van Horn
Sweet, Sweet, Bliss - Valerie C. White
Dot - Kathy York

Jamie Fingal - Rama Lama Ding Dong
Leslie Tucker Jenison - Affinity for Improv

*Pictured quilt by Cathie Hoover

Monday, January 19, 2015

Quilting Arts

Quilting Arts Magazine - Feb/March issue 2015 - Here's the link to the magazine
A very nice book review of our book in this issue
The newest series of Quilting Arts TV - Leslie and I sit down with Susan Brubaker Knapp and talk about Dinner at Eight Artists.  The link is here for the video download

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Women Who Come to the Table

"Women Who Come to the Table: Selected Works from Dinner at Eight Artists," is available to purchase on Amazon!  
Join the creative team of Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison as they look back on six years of the Dinner At Eight Artists collaboration, including the current exhibit "Reflections.". In this book, sixty-five juried artists “come to the table” to share gorgeous and thought-provoking images. Their more than 200 art quilts have traveled to numerous shows and have been seen by thousands internationally. Read their personal commentaries about the challenge of working within the framework of a theme and specific size. Accompany Jamie and Leslie as they take you to scenes from their artist dinners and invite you to try an artist-inspired recipe for a dish to bring to your own table.
Self published, designed by Loris Bogue, and written by Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison.   Click here for the link to purchase the book on Amazon.Also, the book is now listed on Goodreads, if you have an account.


Friday, November 7, 2014

Reflections at Quilt Festival in Houston!

Here's the sign for our amazing exhibit, "Reflections.".  All of the photos were taken with my iPhone.
The exhibit was well received, and crowded with show attendees strolling around and taking pictures

The other side of the pipe and drape from above

Looking at the short wall from the front

The back of the short wall

Another view of the golden wall

Leslie!

Selfie in front of the '8' - fabulous exhibit!  Shout out to the artists!
Leslie and me with Yvonne Porcella
Women Who Come to the Table.  6 years of exhibits, including Reflections. 65 artists and over 200 art quilts - book available on Amazon.  Click here to see

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Everything Houston!

We are delighted to share what some of our "Reflections" artists are participating in at the International Quilt Market and Festival this year!  Quilt Market begins on Friday, October 24th with School Houses - which is where fabric designers introduce their new lines, and new products are shared by designers, new books on the market, and make and takes. Quilt Market begins on Saturday, October 25th from 9:30 to 6:00pm, and continues to Sunday, October 26 and it closes on Monday, October 27th at 4:00pm.  This is a trade show and only open to shop and online retailers.

QUILT MARKET
School House
Friday, October 24
11:15am - Desiree Habicht, Fabulous Folded Bags - Room 362A
12:25pm - Victoria Findlay Wolfe - C&T Publishing - Room 362A
2:10pm  - Jamie Fingal, Heart and Soul Sisters, Room 352E
3:10pm - Victoria Findlay Wolfe  - Sizzix - Room 262D 

What's Happening at Quilt Market
Jamie Fingal - booth inside Hoffman Fabrics Booth #409
Open Studio
Sat/Sun 9:30-11:30 and 1:30-3:00 and 4:30-6:00
Monday 9:30-11:30 and 2:00-4:00pm
Desiree Habicht - fabric line with Quilting Treasures
Desiree's Designs - Booth #2012
Yvonne Porcella - in Mistyfuse booth #1152 selling her book
Lesley Riley - Sunday book signing C&T booth #2336
Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Demos -Sizzix Booth #124
Sat 10-12, Sun 3-5, Mon 10-12

The International Quilt Festival begins on Wednesday, October 29th with Preview Night, open to IQA members at 5:00pm, and open to the public at 7:00pm and is open until 10:00pm.  Thursday thru Saturday 10:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm.  This is Festival's 40th Anniversary year, and there are many festivities on the agenda, with over 2,000 quilts on display, classes, vendors and so much more!

EXHIBITS
500 TRADITIONAL QUILTS
Sarah Ann Smith - Haleakala Sunrise and Nourish the Body, Nourish the Soul.  Both are Hawaiian-style.
TWELVE VOICES FROM ONE
Sherri Lipman McCauley -  - “Graffiti” and “Drips”
WHAT'S FOR DINNER?
Sue Bleiweiss - Eat Dessert First
Cindy Cooksey - Teriyaki Beef on-a-stick
Yvonne Porcella - Shake and Bake
Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison - jurors
LIFE BEGINS AT FORTY
Lyric Kinard
SAQA SILVER EXHIBIT
Yvonne Porcella - Juror
Jeannie Palmer Moore - Silver Cake
YVONNE PORCELLA ONCE AND AGAIN
Solo Retrospective exhibit 32 pieces circa 1976 to 2014
FESTIVAL AWARENESS PROJECT: IT'S RAINING CATS AND DOGS

Jeannie Palmer Moore - Best Friends & Izzy & Winston
WORLD OF BEAUTY
Sue Bleiweiss - Tutti Frutti City Skyline
Hollis Chatelain - Source of Life, and Healing Waters
Diane Doran - Sunrise Serenade, and California Dreaming
Sherry Kleinman - Waiting Expectantly and Geisha 
Jeannie Palmer Moore - Marilyn II
Victoria Findlay Wolfe - LACE, by me, quilted by Lisa Sipes
Kathy York - Out of the Box, and Suburbs
INSPIRED BY LIBBY
Yvonne Porcella - Libby The Real Start of Texas
RUBY JUBILEE
Yvonne Porcella - I'm Misty for Red
REFLECTIONS by Dinner at Eight Artists
Natalya Aikens - Specular Reflection
Sue Bleiweiss - Reflections
Deborah Boschert - Waning Crescent Mediation
Hollis Chatelain - Golden Girl
Cindy Cooksey - Saffron in the Park
Jane Davila - Willow Meditation
Diane Doran - Intertwined
Barb Forrister - Groovin' on a Sunder Afternoon
Linda Frost - Tumbled Stones 
Terry Grant - The Moon is a Mirror
Desiree Habicht - Reflections of our Fathers
Cathie Hoover - Quelle Vie! (What a Life!)
Stacy Hurt - Let it Go
Lyric Kinard - Haiku *above
Susan F. King - The parable of the Dragon & the Sheep
Sherry Kleinman - In Still Water
Susan Brubaker Knapp - Gazing Globe
Kristin La Flamme - Selfie
Sherri McCauley - Aging On
Jeannie P. Moore - Marilyn
Yvonne Porcella - Primarily Water 
Wen Redmond - Amazements of Tender Reflections
Lesley Riley - Read & Reflect
Carolyn Ryan - There and Back
Julie Schlueter - Facets of Life
Sarah Ann Smith - Eli, Cross Country 2013
Cynthia St. Charles - Cotonwood Reflection
Larkin Van Horn - Troubled Water
Terry Waldron - Medieval Reflections
Victoria Findlay Wolfe - Reflect Upon Your Blessings
Kathy York - The Deep End
Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison, curators


Dinner at Eight Artists book, available on Amazon 

DEMOS
Victoria Findlay Wolfe
The Quilt Show booth on Saturday at 11:00am

FACULTY
 Hollis Chatelain
#111, Let's Talk Quilting - Monday, Oct. 27th, 9 AM - 5 PM, 

#311 Let's Talk Quilting - Wednesday, Oct. 29th, 9 AM - 5 PM
#212, Painting Images with Dyes - Tues., Oct. 28th, 9 AM - 5 PM, 
#508, Painting Images with Dyes - Friday, Oct. 31st, 9 AM - 5 PM
#413, Upcycle Your Jeans into Art - Thursday, Oct. 30th, 9 AM - 5 PM


Lesley Riley
 #126, TAP That Journal - Monday 9-5

 #249, Designing a Business 1 Tuesday (9-12)
#270, Connect to Success (2-5) co-teaching with Jo Packham

Wed - One-on-One coaching appointments
 #432, Navigation: Charting a Course to Your Soul - Thurs  (9-5)

 #524 Fragment Fabric Journal - Friday (9-5)
Saturday - One-on-One Coaching appointments


Sarah Ann Smith
#128 Let’s Machine Quilt,  Monday All-Day (9-5)
#254 How Did She Do That?  Lecture, Tuesday 11-Noon
#339 Birch Pond Seasons, Wednesday All-Day (9-5)
#460 Machine Quilting Forum, Thursday, 9-Noon (I believe this 5-teacher event is sold out already)
Leslie Tucker Jenison
#512 Painting with a Twist and Shout - Friday  (9-5) with Jamie
#719 Fifty Shades of Groovy - Saturday (9-5) - Leslie
Jamie Fingal
#512 Painting with a Twist and Shout - Friday (9-5) with Leslie
#712 Coffee on the House - Saturday (9-5)

LECTURES
Yvonne Porcella
Thursday Oct. 30 11AM #464 Title 341 Third Street—Living a Creative Life

Yvonne Porcella A Memoir - Defining Why  (new book) will be available at QM and QF, distributed by Mistyfuse.com
Teacher Appreciation noon luncheon Oct. 30 and author autograph signing Juror for Stitch In TIme Fashion Show Oct 31 noon luncheon #565
Sarah Ann Smith
How Did She Do That?  Tuesday, 11-Noon (usually in large rooms near the main Ballroom)


OPEN STUDIOS (near the Food Court)
Deborah Boschert - “Unique Edges for Art Quilts” at Open Studios on Friday, October 31 from 4 to 6 and Sunday, November 2 from noon to 2. 


FIBER ON A WHIM -
Whimsies-To-Go event in Houston. Booth #144 will be running 20 one hour make and takes/workshops throughout Festival. Each workshop has a $10 kit fee so that we may provide you with everything you need!
Wednesday October 29th 6-7PM Mixed Media Card by Kristin Rodriguez 7:30-8:30 Vintage Domino Necklace by Janelle Girod
Thursday October 30th 11A-12P Girlfriend Art People/Magnet by Maggie Winfield 12:30-1:30P Manipulated Pincushion by Cheryl Sleboda 2-3P What's in Your Closet? by Kristin Rodriguez 3:30-4:30P Light Up Trading Cards by Cheryl Sleboda 5-6P Texture: Surface Design for Beginners by Sarah Ann Smith
Friday October 31st 11A-12P Texture: Surface Design for Beginners by Sarah Ann Smith 12:30-1:30P Manipulated Pincushion by Cheryl Sleboda 2-3P Day of the Dead Inktense Postcard by Vickie Meredith Lord 3:30-4:30P Girlfriend Art People/Magnet by Maggie Winfield 5-6P Mixed Media Needlecase by Kristin Rodriguez
Saturday November 1st 11A-12P Day of the Dead Inktense Postcard by Vickie Meredith Lord 12:30-1:30P Burlap Artscape by Janelle Girod 2-3P Stacked Art: Silk Carrier Rods by Janelle Girod 3:30-4:30P Manipulated Pincushion by Cheryl Sleboda 5-6P Bloomin' Cocoon by Janelle Girod
Sunday November 2nd 11A-12P Light Up Trading Cards by Cheryl Sleboda 12:30-1:30P Burlap Artscape by Janelle Girod 2-3P Mixed Media Needlecase by Kristin Rodriguez

Monday, October 13, 2014

Women Who Come to the Table - Introducing our Book!

We are so happy and thrilled to announce that our book "Women Who Come to the Table: Selected Works from Dinner at Eight Artists," is available to purchase on Amazon!  
Join the creative team of Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison as they look back on six years of the Dinner At Eight Artists collaboration, including the current exhibit "Reflections," that will debut at the International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston. In this book, sixty-five juried artists “come to the table” to share gorgeous and thought-provoking images. Their more than 200 art quilts have traveled to numerous shows and have been seen by thousands internationally. Read their personal commentaries about the challenge of working within the framework of a theme and specific size. Accompany Jamie and Leslie as they take you to scenes from their artist dinners and invite you to try an artist-inspired recipe for a dish to bring to your own table.
Self published, designed by Loris Bogue, and written by Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison.   Click here for the link to purchase the book on Amazon.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Reflections - Houston Bound!

"Reflections."  

A mirror image. A response to a thought or word. A memory. What glints back at us as we gaze upon the water. The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it.  What will your reflection reveal about you?

Venue
International Quilt Market - October 25-27
International Quilt Festival - October 30-Nov 2
Houston, Texas

Sponsored by Havel's Sewing

Artists
Natalya Aikens - Specular Reflection
Sue Bleiweiss - Reflections
Deborah Boschert - Waning Crescent Mediation
Hollis Chatelain - Golden Girl
Cindy Cooksey - Saffron in the Park
Jane Davila - Willow Meditation
Diane Doran - Intertwined
Barb Forrister - Groovin' on a Sunder Afternoon
Linda Frost - Tumbled Stones 
Terry Grant - The Moon is a Mirror
Desiree Habicht - Reflections of our Fathers
Cathie Hoover - Quelle Vie! (What a Life!)
Stacy Hurt - Let it Go
Lyric Kinard - Haiku *above
Susan F. King - The parable of the Dragon & the Sheep
Sherry Kleinman - In Still Water
Susan Brubaker Knapp - Gazing Globe
Kristin LaFlamme - Selfie
Sherri McCauley - Aging On
Jeannie P. Moore - Marilyn
Yvonne Porcella - Primarily Water 
Wen Redmond - Amazements of Tender Reflections
Lesley Riley - Read & Reflect
Carolyn Ryan - There and Back
Julie Schlueter - Facets of Life
Sarah Ann Smith - Eli, Cross Country 2013
Cynthia St. Charles - Cotonwood Reflection
Larkin Van Horn - Troubled Water
Terry Waldron - Medieval Reflections
Victoria Findlay Wolfe - Reflect Upon Your Blessings
Kathy York - The Deep End

Jamie Fingal
Leslie Tucker Jenison
co-curators 

A 33 piece collection of art quilts, made specifically for this exhibit.  24" wide by 60" high 

The following artists will have their work from the 'Reflections' exhibit featured in the Fall issue of Quilting Arts Magazine:  Cynthia St. Charles, Hollis Chatelain, Terry Grant, Cindy Cooksey, Kristin LaFlamme, Barb Forrister and Yvonne Porcella!  
Here is the link to the magazine on Quilting Daily


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