Monday, March 2, 2015

"Emergence" - an "Inner Self Portrait" in Fiber Art

Sometime ago I promised to write about my quilt, "Emergence," that was shown with the Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists exhibit and that was titled, "My Inner Self Portrait".

The exhibit first debuted at:

Road to California Quilters Conference and Showcase
"Best in the West"at the
Ontario Conference Center, Ontario, California
from January 22-25, 2015

 The theme of this Beyond the Edge Fiber Artist exhibit was, and is, the following:

"A fine arts fiber exhibit exploring aspects of self-portraiture. In this exhibit the artist was asked to look beyond the mere physical and instead present an inner view. The art work may reflect how the artist sees themselves at this time, or at a formative moment in their life. Each piece reveals something unique to the individual and at the same time, that which is universal to all."

The inspiration for my quilt stemmed from the following:

I perceive that every life has a purpose and that over time an evolving process leads to the birth and development of dreams and aspirations.  By protecting the spirit and letting it grow there can finally be an actualization and emergence of the driving forces in every unique human being.

In my next blog post I will provide a few pictures of how this work began, how it developed, what techniques were employed, and what materials and tools were used.

Where the Exhibit Will Travel in 2015 (after Road to California concluded)

New Jersey
When the Road to California show concluded, my quilt, along with all the quilts from the Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists exhibit, traveled to New Jersey with the Mancuso show and will be exhibited at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, New Jersey in The Quilt Fest of New Jersey XI from March 5 - 8, 2015.

When the exhibit leaves New Jersey, it will head to Quiltfest Destination Savannah and will be there from March 26 - 29, 2015

After Georgia, the exhibit will be shown at Denver National Quilt Festival from April 30 - May 2, 2015.

From Colorado the exhibit will head back to California for two more shows, as follows:
 - Quiltfest Oasis Palm Springs II from October 8 - 10, 2015
- Pacific International Quilt Festival XXIV in Santa Clara, California, from  October 15 - 18, 2015.

Until we visit again...
Always remember, never fear to experiment.  
Sometimes wonderful things happen.
© Linda Friedman 2014.  All rights reserved


  1. "Emergence" is a true representation of you and your art. I feel honored that my artwork is traveling with your amazing piece of art and the others in our group. Fantastic exhibit!

    1. Mia, you must know by now how much I like and appreciate your art, so I, too, am honored to have my work traveling with yours, as well as with those of the entire Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists group.