Monday, May 28, 2012

Solo Show: Diane Cadrain!

The University of Connecticut Health Center hosts
CFAC member Diane Cadrain's solo exhibition
 "Twigs and Tides"
through August 1, 2012
Please join Diane and the CFAC membership for her artist reception
 July 12, 2012
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT
 4:30 - 6:30 

Half of all proceeds from sales will be donated to Partner's In Health, providing health care to the poorest of the poor in earthquake and cholera ravaged Haiti.
Diane is loading her art work into the car for the "Twigs and Tides" exhibit 

Quilting Arts Magazine: Diane Wright's Recent Publicaton!

Quilting Arts Magazine  recent June/July publication features CFAC member Diane Wright's "Sketchbook Keeping for Textile Artists: Off The Page". Diane is an avid world traveler and collects unique items along her journies to use as inspiration for future work. Diane shares her method for creating "Journal Bowls" so you too can have your inspirational treasures close at hand for design development.

Congratulations Diane!

Quilting Arts Magazine: Karen Loprete's Recent Publication!

CFAC member Karen Loprete had an article published in the April/May 2012 Quilting Arts Magazine! Karen's article titled "Extreme Embellishment" provides insight into creating a free-form pieced canvas perfect for funky embellishment.

Congratulations Karen!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

CFAC Celebrates One Year Anniversay!

The Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective celebrated their one year anniversary this weekend. Barbara Khachane hosted a lovely brunch where we were able to reflect on our year together and discuss the direction of the group moving forward.

Carol Vinick, Toni Torres and Mary Lachman

Mary Lachman, Roz Spann and Carol Vinick

About 6 months ago the group came up with a "brown bag challenge" to be completed for our anniversary meeting. Each member received the below items in a bag; the challenge was to use all the items plus whatever else the artist wanted to add.

It was exciting to see each member unveil their art work! Every piece was wildly different from the next. Please see below photos of the challenge, (not all members were present and their work will be posted at a later date).

Carol Eaton
Roz Spann

Carol Vinick
Toni Torres
Mary Lachman

Cher Hurney