We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves.
The book is called Opportunity, and its first chapter is New Year's Day.
~Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Exhibits (above). Row 1, L-R: Art Quilts Etcetera - Lonni Rossi Exhibit, through Jan 16 2011, at The Gallery of Waverly Heights (Pennsylvania); Revisiting the Art Quilt, through April 3 2011, at the International Quilt Study Center, Nebraska; Art Quilts XV - Needleplay, through Jan 15, at the Chandler Center for the Arts and Vision Gallery (Arizona). Row 2: Quilts = Art = Quilts, through January 9, at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center (New York); Quilts - Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum, through Oct 16 2011 (New York); Yvonne Porcella - Bold Strokes, and Cream of the Cloth - Quilts from the Marbaum Collection, through Jan 30 2011, at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles (California). Also see: Quilt Artistry - Pat Dicker, Loretta Armstrong, Joanne Berry and Sandra Harrington, opening Jan 4, at 142 Throckmorton Theatre (California); Home for the Holidays, through Jan 29 2011, at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum (Colorado); The Art of the Stitch, through Jan 23, at the Visions Art Museum (California); Quilt Visions Biennial 2010 - No Boundaries, through March 13, at the Oceanside Museum of Art, California; the quilts from the 2010 American Quilt Study Group, opening Jan 3, at the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center (Oregon); Designer Crafts at the Mall 2011, opening Jan 8, at the Mall Galleries (London, UK); Crazy Quilts and Other Fancies, opening Jan 12, at the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum; and No Holds Barred - Recent Works by New England Members of Studio Art Quilt Associates, opening Jan 20, at the New England Quilt Museum.
Quilt shows, raffles and festivals (above). Row 1, L-R: Heart of the Valley Quilt & Textile Arts Show, Country Crossroads Quilters (Jan 15-16, California); Quilt Fever 2011, Florida Cabin Fever Quilters Guild Show (Jan 21 – 22, Florida); Hibiscus Garden Walk & Quilter’s Marketplace, Hibiscus Quilt Guild (Jan 28-29, Florida). Row 2: Celebrate the Quilt - Explore the Art VI, Largo Cracker Quilters Show (Jan 28-29, Florida); 8th Annual Jefferson Quilt Show (Jan 21-23, Texas); Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show (Jan 28-29, Oregon). Row 3: Journey 2011 Quilt and Fiber Art Show, Art Quilters Unlimited (Jan 21-22, Florida); Quilt Fiesta , Tucson Quilters Guild (Jan 21-13, Arizona). Also see the Oklahoma Winter Quilt Show (Jan 13-15, Oklahoma); Myrtle Beach Quilt Party (Jan 20- 22, South Carolina); and Quilting in the Desert, Jan 23-29 (Arizona)
International shows: Tokyo International Quilt Festival (Jan 21-29, Tokyo); Road to California Quilter’s Conference and Showcase (Jan 20-23, California)