Art by: Cat Larrea, Susan Carlson, Barbara Yates Beasley, Judith Roderick, Martha Ressler
Wild Fabrications celebrates a world of animals both real and fantastical. Selected artists let their imagination run wild and created interesting and unusual interpretations of animals using unexpected or unconventional materials and adornment, and/or unusual techniques.
The theme not only lends itself particularly to bold colors and whimsical imagery, but also to beautiful realism, and humor that can be ebullient or dark.
We must remember that man is himself a beast, and that we impinge upon the habitats of animals as much as they on ours. By sharing the intriguing and inspiring qualities of animals, these artworks serve as reminders that conservation and understanding is necessary in order to maintain the natural world in which we live.
Juror: Geoffrey Gorman view statement
Curator: Jennifer Day
International Quilt Market, Houston - October 24-October 26, 2015
International Quilt Festival, Houston - October 29 – November 1, 2015 view RELATED video
Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas - January 7, 2016-March 27, 2016
International Quilt Festival, Chicago - April 7-9, 2016
George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO - July16 -September 4, 2016
Museum of York County, Rock Hill, South Carolina - October 8, 2016 – February 26, 2017
Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah, California – March 25, 2017-June 25, 2017
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin - December 2, 2017 - February 25, 2018
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo:
Lakeland, FL - March 15, 16 & 17, 2018
Cleveland, OH - April 5, 6 & 7, 2018
Arlington, TX - June 7, 8 & 9, 2018
Raleigh, NC - July 19, 20 & 21, 2018
Cincinnati, OH - September 20, 21 & 22, 2018
Fredericksburg, VA - September 27, 28 & 29, 2018
Novi, MI - November 15, 16 & 17, 2018
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Exhibition Materials - Docent Guide
Connections and Discussion Points for Docents and Visitors
Exhibition Materials - Discussion Points for Younger Visitors
Download this fun guide to viewing the exhibition for kids
Exhibition Catalog available for purchase
This catalog features artwork from SAQA's Wild Fabrications exhibition. Also included is a foreward by Kristin La Flamme (SAQA Education Committee) and essay from Juror Geoffrey Gorman.