Saturday, September 27, 2008

Breaking Traditions Art Quilt Exhibit

With One Voice Exhibit at the 2008 American Sewing Expo in Novi, MI
September 26-28, 2008
Curated by Lynn Krawczyk

There are 101 quilts in the exhibit with over 90 participating artists, and $1,085 raised for the American Cancer Society.

Sing With One Voice, Art Quilt, 12" x 12"
© 2008 Fannie Narte

"Sing With One Voice" is my submission for the Breaking Traditions Art Quilt Exhibit. This exhibit is currently at the American Sewing Expo in Novi, Michigan at the Rock Financial Showplace. The exhibit began yesterday and will end on September 28. It will also be a traveling exhibit.

Breaking Traditions, organized by Lynn Krawczyk, has joined Virginia Spiegel's Fiberart for a Cause. Participation in this year's exhibit will help support the American Cancer Society.


"This year the Breaking Traditions exhibit give voice to all the good that is present in the world. From the next door neighbor who helped to shovel your snowy walk, to organizations built solely on the purpose of serving those in need, to famous individuals using their influence to do good. We honor all those who stand up and say, in one loud clear voice, 'I will make a difference.'"


My art quilt is dedicated to Ami Simms, who is the founder of Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is an Internet-driven, grassroots, volunteer effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. Ami founded the AAQI in January 2006. All profits are donated to Alzheimer's research. In two years, the AAQI has raised more than $157,000 for Alzheimer's research.

THE CREATION OF "Sing With One Voice"

The entire quilt, except for the birds and the word "Remember," was machine pieced. The borders are pieced Sawtooth designs. The piano keyboard is an original pieced design.

The image of the timepiece is a fabric photo transfer of a copyright-free image. The word "Remember" was printed onto fabric and fused onto the timepiece.

The birds are original designs and produced from fabric that is printed with the words "Sing With One Voice." The birds were painted with acrylics and fabric medium.

The background is heavily quilted with stipple quilting, wood grain quilting, and swirls.


"Sing With One Voice" was created around the idea of "Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece By Piece."

If we unite as a group--Sing With One Voice--to work towards causes such as finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease or cancer, we can make a difference.

I'm grateful to participate in this exhibit. I'm trying to make a difference one art quilt at a time.


Regina said...

I worked for a vendor at this show 4 years ago. It's a wonderful venue to show the generosity & talent of fiber artists.
This is a lovely piece, Fannie.
Blessings to you.

Fantastic Figments said...

wonderful submission and as always with your Fannie an even more wonderful cause..


Heather P said...

It's wonderful, Fannie! Congratulations on being a part of the "Breaking Traditions" exhibit. And for participating in such a worthy cause!

Jacq said...

Your quilt is wonderful. I like the symbolism of the broken watch. Congratulations on being part of this quilt exhibit.