Catherine Whall Smith . . . was thinking of celebrating “National Quilting Day”

So guess what, along with the many Art shows, Art centers, and Art galleries the National Quilting Day celebration scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2020 has been cancelled due to concerns about the risk of social gatherings during the corona virus pandemic. But, save the date for next year’s celebration of National Quilting Day on March 20th, 2021. .

Here are some more cancellations of shows that include my art;

2020 – Connecticut Women Artists, Inc. (CWA) Annual Members’ Juried Show April 4 – May 1, 2020 at the Art League of New Britain 30 Cedar Street New Britain, CT. Closed until further notice.

2020 – LOCAL COLOR: RAILS, ROADS & RIVERS – Studio Art Quilt Associates CT Regional Exhibition First venue Windsor Art Center, Windsor, CT – March 21 – April 25​​.  The Art Center will be closed from March 16 through March 23, at which time a new update will be issued.

2020 – Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA), Mystic, Connecticut “Six by Six” Six Elected Artists Invitational Show and Sale of Art. February 2nd – April 4th, Schuster Gallery (MM0A).  MMoA has been closed until future notice.

2020 – “Thread Count” – January 11th – March 31st, 2020. The Hartford Art and Framing Gallery Closed through the end of March at which time they will reassess the situation. 

2020 – Art Party of the Year @ The New Britain Museum of Art- UPDATE: After much consideration, the Art Party of the Year and art auction on April 25, 2020 has been postponed. This even will be rescheduled following the conclusion of the COVID-19 virus concerns. “Gold Hay #5” and “How did this Happen” will be included in this postponed auction.

Finally a NOTE TO SELF! “When did quilts /fiber art become a “Do Not Touch Item?”. Because all my fiber art is Hand quilted – I do a lot of touching! In fact that is one of the things I like best about my creative process. My Artist Statement includes that idea; “My final connection with each piece is hand stitching repetitive lines across the quilts surface.   Thousands of tiny stitches allow me to once again be in the moment as three layers merge into one and my art transforms from a flat surface to one with texture, drape, and dimension”.  So for future shows, I will try to include a piece or sample of work that you can touch and examine. Go ahead – touch it, examine the back, check out the seams, and the hand stitching.  How does it feel to you?

Finally, “Stay Safe . . . Stay in your Studio”  from Smith Stitch Studio

About Catherine Whall Smith

Fiber Artist working with contemporary textiles.
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1 Response to Catherine Whall Smith . . . was thinking of celebrating “National Quilting Day”

  1. Helen Weingart says:

    Sad that something that we have no control over is having such an impact on our lives.  Hope you are well.  helen

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