Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta

It’s not too early to make plans to attend the 2009 Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta on Memorial Day weekend, May 21-23, 2009. This year, the juried show and fiber arts exhibit moves to a new location with bigger and better quarters, and will offer classes for the first time. Featured New Mexico artist Dorothy Bunny Bowen will be on hand during the Fiesta with her solo exhibit “Out of Time: Ten Thousand Days with a Brush”. Dorothy is known for her exquisite landscapes worked in batik and rozome.

Quilting on a Larger Scale

Scott Hagan may not think of himself as a quilter, but he knows quite a bit about how quilt blocks and patterns go together. A painter by trade, he sometimes works with quilt blocks on a very large scale, transferring traditional quilt block patterns to his chosen canvas, and painting in the patchwork pieces. And the canvas? Old wood barns! These quilt blocks can be 20 feet tall! To see Scott’s unusually large quilt blocks, check out his website. You’ll see his work on the Monroe County, Ohio Quilt Square Project, and some of his more recent projects such as the John Deere Barn and the Belmont County Bicentennial Barn. Better yet, visit the area in person to see these works of art!

Photo: Ohio Star Barn Quilt, courtesy of and © Scott Hagan