Fabrications IV: U.P. Fiber Arts and Making the Cut, An Art Quilt Invitational

Date: January 9 - March 6, 2014
Day(s): Tuesday - Fridays, Saturdays
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Located in the Upper and Lower Powers Galleries

Click on the photos above for a slideshow with captions of the winning artworks.


Award Winners

1st Place – Measuring the Wind by Amber Lippold
2nd Place – Fishbone by Maureen Mousley (From the Soo.
3rd Place – Manipulation into Submission – Diane Kribs-Mays 

Honorable Mention – What Do They Open – Sally Zimmer
Honorable Mention – Call of the Crane - Leslie Toombs


Fabrications IV: U.P. Fiber Arts, a juried show for Upper Peninsula fiber artists, and Making the Cut, an art quilt invitational, are on display in the Powers Gallery at the Bonifas Arts Center.  Upper Peninsula fabric artists of all kinds participate in a juried show in the upper gallery, while a quilt invitational warms the walls on the lower gallery level. Come take a look at original art that ranges from traditional to modern styles – all creative.

“The fabric artists we exhibit are on the cutting edge of the art form, if you’ll pardon the pun. Quilts have evolved from the traditional, as fiber artists have gone beyond traditional patterns. What you’ll see in this show is original works using a variety of fibers as material, creatively and skillfully executed,” said Pasqua Warstler, Gallery Director for the Center.

Warstler invites the community to attend the free Artists Reception on Thursday, January 23 from 7 to 9 p.m., and a Gallery Walk on February 18 at 7 p.m. with art love and historian Pat Frueh.
Prizes will be awarded at the Reception. They include a $350 cash and $50 gift certificate first place, second place of $200 cash sponsored by Tebear Sewing Center, third place of $75 cash plus a $100 gift certificate, and Honorable Mention awards of a place in two advanced quilt workshops.


“We’ve been saying all along that good art is good business,” said Warstler. “We thank our business partners for making it possible to award prizes to our winners.”

Sponsors for awards are: Alley Kat’s Quilt Shop, Marquette; Bay de Noc Quilt Guild of Delta Co.; Becson Embroidery, Escanaba; Ben Franklin Craft Center, Marquette;
Embroidery Warehouse, Marquette; Marquette County Quilters Assoc.; Portage Quilt House, Houghton; Quilters Haven, Menominee; Quilts-N-Stuff by Glenna, Escanaba; Rapid River Quilters; Tebear Sewing Center, Escanaba; Maureen Lapinski and Sally Zimmer, Bark River.

There will be two Artist Level workshops during the exhibit, (see class list), and enjoy free Brown Bag Lunches on Wednesdays to honor various aspects of the fiber arts, presented by area fiber artists during the exhibit. Programs start at noon. Bring a lunch and a friend, and join the ongoing celebration of fiber arts! (Sessions will be announced online.)

Pieces in the Gallery are often for sale.  If you have a friend or relation who loves fiber arts, consider gifting them with a piece from the show. We, also, have original U.P. art for sale all the time in the Kasota Gallery (at the 7th Street entrance).”

Call (906) 786-3833 or drop in to 700 1st Avenue South in Escanaba from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday to see the shows.


Sponsorship from the NEA, MCACA, the Addison Foundation, and members like you make a free Gallery possible.




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