Katherine Knauer – Daisy Eyes Photo Credit: Jean Vong Size: 40″ x 40″ Date: 2019 Materials: Cotton fabric, thread Techniques: Hand appliqué, hand and machine pieced, overdyed commercially printed fabric, silk screened image, tied Artist Statement: One of a series of works with eye imagery. Detail:
40 x 40 @ 40 - New Works by the Manhattan Quilters Guild
This exhibition marks the 40th anniversary of Manhattan Quilters Guild, celebrating the signature styles of our 21 members. What began as a small group of strangers responding to an ad in Quilters Newsletter Magazine -- novice quilters sitting around a dining room table in Manhattan – has progressed into a select group of established artists who continue to meet in Manhattan. Our work, rooted in traditional craft, has evolved into fiber art forms that often go beyond quilts.
Like Manhattan itself, our membership is cosmopolitan and international. We bring our stories, our skills, our diverse interests to the table. We work hard. We share. We create, each maintaining a unique voice, even as we inspire each other.
In addition to being professional exhibiting artists, we are designers, gallerists, curators, teachers, writers, bloggers, mentors, and entrepreneurs.
For additional information about the 40 x 40 @ 40 exhibit, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emiko Toda Loeb – The Princess of Weaving V Photo Credit: Jean Vong Size: 40″ x 40″ Date: 2018 Materials: Cotton satin (including hand-dyed), new cotton, new silk Techniques: Machine piecing, hand applique, hand quilting Artist Statement: This is the fifth quilt in a continuing series inspired by Japanese woven bamboo baskets. The design required […]
Ruth Marchese – Tying Up Loose Ends Photo Credit: Randy Duchaine Size 40” x 40” Date 2019 Materials: Silk organza Techniques: machine pieced, appliqued (bojagi) Artist Statement North & South Korea have been living in “limbo” under an armistice agreement ever since the end of the Korean war in 1953. The latest effort to sign […]
Ludmila Aristova – Serenity Photo Credit: Jean Vong Size: 40″ x 40″ Date: 2019 Materials: Silk Organza, Polyester, Metallic, Cotton, Silk, Polyester & Cotton Ribbons, Thread Techniques: Tucks, Prairie points, Hand and Machine pieced, Hand and Machine quilted, Hand Painted. Artist Statement: I continue exploring the relationship between light and color by combining the use […]
Beth Carney – Movement 3 Photo credit: Don Hillman Size: 40” x 40” Date: 2019 Materials: Hand-dyed cotton by the artist, Maderia polyneon thread, silk batting Techniques: Machine pieced, and machine quilted Artist Statement: One simple movement can set off a series of chain events. In Movement 3, the simple gestural lines cause the imaginary […]
Diana Goulston Robinson: Eye – Catcher Photo credit: Malcom Varon Size: 40″ x 40″ Date: 2019 Materials: linen hand dyed by the artist with soy milk, cottons, satin and synthetic fabrics, embroidery threads, textile paint Techniques: hand applique, paper foundation piecing, hand and machine embroidery, painting and hand quilting. Artist Statement: Structures of steel and […]
Randy Frost – Renewal XII Photo Credit: Peter C. North Size: 39″ x 40″ Materials: commercial and hand dyed cottons, threads Techniques: Raw-edge machine applique, machine quilted, thread embellishment Artist Statement: Several years ago, I had breast cancer which was successfully treated. However, a side effect of the experience was creative block. As the cloud […]
Arle Sklar-Weinstein – Emergent 8: FLYING OVER WINTER FIELDS Photo Credit: tbc Size: 40″ x 40″ Materials: Recycled poly/cotton fabric. Acrylic yarn, cotton cord, batik printed, commercial cotton appliquéd Techniques: Hand stitched into the machine and hand sewn folds and groves, are coils of tightly wrapped yarn with a core of cotton cord. The foundation […]
Victoria Findlay Wolfe – Look to the Trees Photo Credit: Alan Radom Size: 40” x 40” Date: 2019 Materials: Cotton fabrics, cotton thread Techniques: Machine pieced, appliqué, machine and hand quilting, embroidery Artist Statement: Having recently spent time looking back at my work over the years — where I started and where I am now […]
Paula Swett – What Remains Photo credit: Donald Hillman Size: 40” x 40” Date: 2019 Materials: Silk, silk organza, cotton, felt, textile paints Techniques: Botanical printing, rusting, silk screens, mono printing, discharge, hand dyed, hand and machine stitching Artist Statement: Ruins, remnants and recollections change surfaces, structures and also ourselves with the passage of time. […]
Tatiana Ivina – Silver Rain of Memories Photo Credit: Tatiana Ivina Size: 40″ x 40″ Date: 2019 Materials: Silk, Silver Thread Techniques: Hand painting by artist, hand and machine quilting on silk. Artist Statement: This piece is composed of four earlier works. The foundation is the first quilt I’ve ever created. Each subsequent part is […]
Iris Gowen – Terra Firma Photo credit: Willem Deenik Size: 40” by 40” Date: 2019 Materials: 100 % silk, both front and back, Polyester batting, Nylon thread Techniques: Machine pieced and machine quilted Artist Statement: I make quilts to create territories — physical as well as visual. From the time of our first MQG group […]
Benedicte Caneill – Wavering Away Photo credit: Jean Young Size: 40” x 40” Date: 2019 Materials: Cotton fabrics, fabric paint, batting, polyester thread Techniques: All fabrics were created by the artist through direct printing and monoprinting using a Plexiglas plate, fabric paints and marking tools. Machine pieced. Machine quilted. Artist Statement: Wavering away arose from […]
Paula Nadelstern – KALEIDOSCOPIC XLI: Wheelhouse Rock Photo credit: to follow Size: 40” x 40” Date: 2019 Materials: Cottons Techniques: Machine pieced and quilted. Artist Statement: This is a quilt of unexpected consequences. A kaleidoscopic design is composed of identical triangular wedges that radiate from a center point. In these mostly hexagonal shapes, I tried […]
Daphne Taylor – Quilt Drawing #23 Photo credit: to follow Size: 40” x 40” Date: 2019 Materials: Silk cloth, poly batting, cotton backing Techniques: Wholecloth hand quilted, hand embroidered Artist Statement: In my Quilt Drawing series I honor my love of drawing and painting. Lines reminiscent of landscape and figure are embroidered, pieced and composed […]
Teresa Barkley – Dreams Photo credit: Rachael Dorr Size: 40” x 40” Date: 2019 Materials: Cotton, vintage corn meal sack, flag cigarette silks (circa 1912) Techniques: Machine pieced, hand appliqued, hand quilted Artist Statement: “The stuff that dreams are made of” – This is how Humphrey Bogart’s character describes a sought-after black bird statue in […]
Robin Schwalb – Life Begins at 40 Photo credit: Jean Vong Size: 40” x 40” Date: 2019 Materials: Fabrics, embroidery floss Techniques: Machine pieced and appliqued; hand quilted. Artist Statement: Roman numerals, “greeking”—Latinate gibberish used by graphic artists to design layouts—and a detail of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes form the basis for my quilt. My […]
Rachael Dorr – Eukaryotes Photo credit: Rachael Dorr Size: 40” x 40” Date: 2019 Materials: Recycled clothes & bed sheet; polyester thread Techniques: Machine pieced/applique & machine quilted. Artist Statement: Using recycled materials, repeating structural units I explore how texture of materials, repetition of shape and dense quilting designs can bring depth and rich detail […]
Kim Svoboda – Day #4: “On Your Own” Photo credit: tbc Size: 40” x 40″ Date: 2019 Materials: Hand-dyed cotton, computer-printed cotton & silk organza, cotton batting, embroidery floss, and thread Techniques: Digitally manipulated photos printed on inkjet printer, machine pieced, machine quilted, appliqué, some hand stitching. Artist Statement: There comes a moment … perhaps […]