Special Displays - Reno Sew & Quilt
Evolution of a Quilter by Dusty Farrell
of quilts will show many facets of Quilter Dusty Farrell’s quilting
career. Enjoy the evolution from the very first quilts quilted
for customers and strolling through quilting life with blinders
on because he didn’t know any better.
"Quilting in the
Dark” Dusty’s first claim to fame what people recognized him
for first. Who is that crazy tattooed man quilter quilting so
fast in the dark. Yep, that was Dusty.
On to his true
love of thread art or thread painting and winning ribbons all
over the world.
This was awesome but what he loves most
is sharing his love of quilting with students and encouraging
them to do what they love for the love of doing it not necessarily
Dusty travels about 25 weeks a year
and enjoys sharing his passion with students, shops, guilds,
and at shows in the U.S. and Canada.
Fabric-Chicks Quilts for Wounded Warriors and Veterans
Fabric-Chicks sponsors and host the Northern Nevada
Quilters- which is an amazing group of women who have
volunteered for almost 10 years - making quilts for our
Wounded Warriors and Veterans-
Please join us every 1st
Wednesday to help organize and create quilts that are given
to various groups--most recently donated to the Wounded
Warriors Fishing Derby, Combat Veterans Motorcycle Club, and
the Wounded Warriors Bicycle Race. Over 130 quilts donated
in 2016!! Thank you to all of you who donate supplies and/or
your time!! We also have block kits you can check out during
the month to work on.
1st Wednesday of the month
meetings are held at:
Fabric-Chicks, 1166 Annie Ct. #C,
Minden, NV 89423
Self Interpretations of the Quilt Diva- inspired by Amy Bradley's pattern the Quilt Diva.by Fast Trackers of Reno, NV
set of antiqué placemats & napkins were sent to 20
quilters to quilt by domestic machine as they wished.
The results are varied and stunning. Be inspired to re-purpose
the linens of past generations!Curated by Kelly
Cline, quilted by Domestic and Longarm Quilters
"Lets Get Mod" - By SAQA (Studio Art
of the Southern California, Southern Nevada SAQA (Studio Art
Quilt Associates) are getting their mod on.
Mod” art quilts that measure 25x25 are inspired by mid-century
modern style and design.Quilt: "Geek Out"
Fly Me to the Moon (Fiber Artist
from 8 countries)
Artists from 8 countries have created art quilts
celebrating Man’s First Walk on the Moon. This multifaceted
collection includes quilts that: commemorate the iconic images
from the news; recall personal memories of July 20, 1969; honor
all of the Apollo Missions; recognize all of the Apollo Astronauts;
investigate scientific moon images; examine NASA’s cool tools;
explain myths associated with the moon; define moon idioms;
replay the music inspired by the moon; visit pop culture icons;
and make us fall in love again under the romantic moon.
All the quilts in this collection are 18” wide and 30” long
and were juried to be a cohesive exhibit. Although the quilts
are varied in style, the theme is always the same, the moon.
179 art quilts tell the story of our fascination with the moon
since the dawn of time through the Apollo moon walks and beyond.
Well-known and fairly new fiber artists have stretched
their creative muscles to draw the viewer into the world of
science, romance, history and fantasy. This exhibit has something
Williams honoring Ed White of Apollo 1
The Lion King Exhibit
Our luscious hand-dyed fabric was the inspiration
for quilters to take a challenge fit for a king! Participants
were inspired by the stunning artistry, vibrant colors and exhilarating
choreography of Broadway’s Award-Winning Best Musical, THE LION
We are thrilled to be working with Disney Theatrical
Group on this project. LION KING will be celebrating their 20th
Anniversary in November 2017. They would like to display a selection
of quilts at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway overlooking Times
Over 300 entries were received! The quilts represented
a wide variety of techniques, interpretations and skill levels
- all held together by the cohesive color, size and suede texture
of the fabric!
It was the job of three jurors to pare
down this huge amount of creativity to a manageable amount for
the Traveling Exhibit. This was not an easy job, and we thank
Amalia Teresa Parra Morusiewicz, Valarie Poitier and Susan Stein
for their unbiased and fair opinions. by Cherrywood
QOTW Roots - Roots and Crossings
Life is full
of moments that suggest the concept of Crossings. We may
experience new life, a new state, or a new attitude. Our
paths may intersect with rail lines, crosswalks, river
crossings or highways.
We may have a family history that
crossed to Ellis Island, Polynesia or our own continent.
Visual and conceptual crossings are everywhere. Quilts on
the Wall is presenting a juried exhibit with unique
interpretations of the word Crossings. By Quilts on the Wall Fiber Artists
American Made Brand Tiny Quilt Challenge
It’s fun! And tiny! Constructed entirely
of American Made Brand cotton solids, these quilts may be tiny
but their impact is mighty.
Clearly size is no constraint
on creativity and artistry!
The key requirements of
the challenge were to use American Made Brand cotton solids
in a quilt no larger than 15” x 15”.“Quilting
in the Country" by Naida Koraly
Play it Again Quilts
can be a second chance to hear a favorite song……or to give a
second life to vintage, unfinished quilts. A second listen….or
look…..is perfect for appreciating them both again. Playing
the song again is easy. Just press the back button and enjoy!
The unfinished quilts, however, take a little more creative
And plenty of creative energy is what the quilt
group, Five Easy Pieces, used in abundance to bring you this
collection of quilts with a second life! All the PLAY IT AGAIN
quilts have one thing in common…..they began with vintage or
antique blocks, tablecloths, parts of quilts, and even completed
hand-stitched quilt tops that called out for quilting. Starting
from the quilts’ beginnings many years ago, the members of the
group used modern techniques and machine quilting to bring them
to life. They scavenged attics, yard sales, thrift shops, online
auctions, and even their own precious family treasures to rescue
the starting inspirations for the quilts.
The Five Easy
Pieces - Susan Nelsen, Loraine Manwaring, Patti Eaton, Jean
Van Bockel, and Pamela Mostek - became friends through their
roles in the world of professional quilting. Although they live
in different towns in Idaho and Washington, they enjoy getting
together twice a year to challenge each other to a new project
idea and enjoy sewing and creating.Exhibit by
The Five Easy Pieces
QOTW Roots - Routes 2016
Whether one plots routes
to destinations or is firmly rooted, whether routes are aerial
or linear or crops are rooted in the fruitful land below, whether
one pronounces routes as roots or routes, it makes little difference
to creative interpretation by the artist.
It’s all in
how one hears the words and translates them into art with an
By Quilts on the Wall Fiber Artists
A Thread Runs Through It
evocative, punchy, beautiful --- art quilts today always
contain the fundamental elements --- threads, just as our
ancestors’ quilts did. But the art quilt is a special
amalgam of other materials, new techniques, and magical
ideas. Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), the international
professional artists' organization, will showcase examples
from their regional members: Northern California/ Northern
The title alludes to the rivers of our
region, the movie (A River Runs Through It) and the splendid
novel by Norman Mclean, the threads of time, continuities,
texturing by stitch, narratives, fabric and its components.
“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs
through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and
runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the
rocks are timeless raindrops." -Norman Mclean writes at the
end of the story he tells.by Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)
Photo: “Marsh Grass” by Sigrid Simonds 41.5” x
Rhyolite Railroad Depot
for the Rhyolite Railroad Depot began in September 1907; it
was completed in June of 1908. The building has been many
things in its lifetime.
It started as a Railroad
depot, but it has been a home, boarding house, mess hall,
business office, casino and bar, museum, and gift shop. It
even doubled as a church for the 7 people that lived in
Rhyolite during the 1950’s and 1960’s.
belongs to the Bureau of Land Management.
by Bear Paw Quilt Group - Reno, NV