Saturday, July 24, 2010

Our exhibit

The view from the rear of our exhibit - art quilts on both sides
Front of the exhibit

BTS on the right, and SAQA on the left
Middle of exhibit

More Long Beach festival

"InVitro: Microscopy" is working in the MistyFuse booth!
(purple quilt on the left wall)

This is the typical scene in front of Peggy Calvert's quilt:
"How DID she do that??"

Jamie looks through the Beneath the Surface exhibition catalog

The view of the vendor-area "main street" which is on one end of our exhibit
We are one of the first exhibits that attendees encounter when they walk into the
quilt area.

Our books, catalog, and cards in the exhibit

Scenes from the Long Beach Quilt Festival

The signage for Beneath the Surface

When you look at the brilliant layout of most of the quilt exhibitions
you are looking at the artistry of Trix.
Trix is a member of the funky red glasses club.
Obviously we had to have a photo!

Our nice beach-view from the mirror of our hotel room
I'm finding it difficult to squeeze in any blog-time while at festival! Here are a few random photos from the past several days. By no means is this selection all-encompassing, but it is a start. I won't be posting concise photos of the Beneath the Surface exhibition until after the Houston festival out of respect for Quilts, Inc., since our exhibition is not allowing photography in the exhibition. We decided to do this for several reasons, but the main one is the fact that we are selling exhibition catalogs. To their credit, the "white glove" people have been very diligent about kindly requesting that people refrain from photography.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fooling around with the "creeper"

Here are BTS cards, a book, and our notebook with all the artist statements enclosed

Do you think anyone would notice if I took a nap under the table?

What can I tell you? I'm a little kid with scooter toys like this. I just couldn't resist taking the creeper out for a spin:

A few behind-the-scenes images

Something unusual seems to be happening with the blog posts, so I apologize in advance for the awkward layout of the photos. Here are a few more behind-the-scene images of prepping for the show.
Great news: Our exhibition was video-casted this morning by Bonnie McCaffrey and will be posted to the Quilts, Inc. website in the future. Jamie and I were interviewed about the exhibition and we are really happy to be able to represent all of the BTS artists. We hope we did you proud!

Jamie & Leslie post in front of our quilts

Leslie prepares the sign boards (removing old pieces of velcro and replacing them with shiny new pieces). I love the spotted effect.

Jamie glances through our beautiful exhibition catalog while sitting at our table on the show floor. People are really excited about the exhibition, as well as the book!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Q2 Program Book for Festival in Long Beach 2010

Q2 Program book for the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach

BTS Artist, Muna Elias "Core of Venus" on the left
BTS Artist, Sarah Ann Smith "Joshua" in the lower photograph

Festival - Hanging the exhibit

BTS is Number 9
Laptop, Program Book, Name Tag and BTS book
2 quilt burritos making their way on our "creeper" through the convention center

Using Loris' iPhone with the Level ap - the quilts get hung

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The installation crew has lunch!

Left to right: Pamela Klebaum, Jamie, Jayne Larson, Leslie, Sherry Kleiman, and Loris Bogue

We may look a bit grungy, and some of are more than others, but the convention center is not air-conditioned during the show set-up. That's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it! The volunteers were amazing. Missing from the photo is Joanell Connolly, who had to leave before lunch. Thank you all so much. The hanging went smoothly. Everyone worked together like a well-oiled machine.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

International Quilt Festival in Long Beach - July 22-25, 2010

International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, CA
Long Beach Convention Center
Thur, July 22nd - Preview Night - Open 5pm- 9pm; Friday, July 23rd - Open 10am-7pm; Sat, July 24th - Open 10am-7pm; Sun, July 25th - Open 10am-3pm


Leslie Tucker Jenison and Jamie Fingal will be signing and selling "Beneath the Surface" books at the show in our exhibit. Come by and say hello!
Thur, July 22nd - 5-6pm; Fri, July 23rd - 10-11am; Sat, July 24th - 10-11:00am

The Exhibit
Dinner at Eight Artists presents "Beneath the Surface" co-curated by Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison. A 37-piece collection where all art quilts are the same uniform size of 48H x 36W. The exhibit is sponsored by Moore's Sewing Centers (Booth 1137) and Brother International.

Here is a sampling of what some of our BTS artists are involved in at Festival
Journeys: Sherry Kleinman and Terry Waldron have a piece in this exhibit
West Coast Wonders: Barb Forrister, Terry Waldron and Sherry Kleinman have pieces in this exhibit.
SAQA@20: Art & Excellence: Jamie Fingal and Virginia Spiegel have pieces in this exhibit
SAQA: A Sense of Humor: Jamie Fingal has a piece in this exhibit

SAQA Lecture Series in the Festival theater located in the exhibit area; free lectures; SUNDAY: 12-1pm - Terry Waldron; You are TOO an Artist!

Volunteering their time in the SAQA Booth; Loris Bogue, Paula Chung, Joanell Connolly, Cindy Cooksey, Muna Elias, Jamie Fingal, Leslie Tucker Jenison, Pamela Price Klebaum, Sherry Kleinman, Jane LaFazio, Jayne Larson, Jeannie Palmer Moore, Karen Rips, Carolyn Ryan, and Terry Waldron.

Festival Teachers: Jane LaFazio: Thur 9am -Noon: Quiltlets: very small quilts for short attention spans. 2-5pm Florial Rubber Stamps: Design and Carve your own. Judy Perez: Thur 9am-5pm - Mixed Media Painted Fabric; Fri 6:00pm-9:00pm - Fiesta Ornaments; Sat 9am-5pm Painting for Whole Cloth Quilts

Make It University: Workshops; Classes are by lottery, so be there 30 minutes ahead, $10/each cash
Friday: 12–1pm - Fly Your Own Colors - Jamie Fingal & Leslie Tucker Jenison
3–4pm - Embossed Metal Origami Pop Up Book - Judy Perez; 4:30–5:30pm - Fused Landscape Quilts From Men’s Ties - Jeannie Moore
Saturday: 1:15– 2:15pm - Mixed Media Box to Go - Jamie Fingal & Leslie Tucker Jenison; 5:30–7:00pm - Surviving the Runway: Life’s a Beach; Wonderful assortment of prizes to those who survive the runway! -Pokey Bolton and the crew!
Sunday: 10:30–11:30am - Stitch and Paint Canvas Book Cover - Jeannie Moore

Make-it-University: Open Studios

Friday: 10am-Noon Judy Perez and Nina Perez; 2:30- 4:30 Jane LaFazio and Pokey Bolton
Saturday: 10am-Noon Jeannie Moore and Michele Muska: 3-5pm Leslie Jenison and Jamie Fingal
Sunday: 10am-Noon Jamie Fingal and Leslie Jenison

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Beneath the Surface - Blurb Book

Beneath the Surface
Blurb book
It measures 6-3/4" square
There is a link in the right column for ordering.

Loris Bogue did an excellent job in putting this together for us. It was her vision, seeing it all the way through to the end, is why we have this book. She volunteered to design it for us - and she did a tremendous job! Kudos to you, Loris.

Using Suzanne Staud's design concept from the postcard, Mistyfuse Iris Karp designed the wrap around cover of the book. It is beautiful - thank you Iris!

Leslie and I will be signing and selling books at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach in our exhibit. Located on Main Street across from the Festival Theatre, the first exhibit on the right from the vendor area. Books are $19.95 each.

Thursday, July 22nd - 5:00 - 6:00pm
Friday, July 23rd - 10:00am-11:00am
Saturday, July 24th - 10:00am - 11:00am

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