I went with my friend Betty Ebert to art exhibit in Leesburg at the Gallery 222. The exhibit, Fiber As We Know It, was of works by a group of fiber artists called New Image Artists. 23 works were in place and represented a variety of styles and techniques. The works were beautiful and said a lot about where "quilting" is today. There were foundation pieced and appliqued works and also painted, stamped and discharged works. Though some of the techniques were traditional, these were definitely not your grandmother's quilts. I enjoyed seeing how each artist used the techniques to express their vision. I know several of the artists and enjoyed seeing their recent work. Unfortunately, the exhibit closed on Saturday, but here are links to websites for the artists involved: B. J. Adams Mary Beth Bellah Jeanne Benson Sara Brown Candace Edgerley Lesley-Claire Greenberg Cathy Kleeman Dominie Nash Sue Pierce Ginny Smith Sandra Woock
The Gallery itself was a delight, as it was part of a larger artist cooperative. Links to both the Gallery and the New Image artists are embedded above.