The Milwaukee Art Quilters

The Milwaukee Art Quilters (MArQ) make contemporary art quilts, pursue exhibit and competition opportunities, and support each other’s artistic growth.


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Gallery Show in Plymouth Wisconsin

The Milwaukee Art Quilters will be having a gallery show in Plymouth, WI.  The show opens August 12, 2011 at Gallery 110 North/Plymouth Arts. I believe the show runs through the first week of October.
The Exhibit includes quilts from 2 of our challenges:

“The Blues”; 8 of these quilts just returned from being exhibited at the  AQS show in Knoxville, TN.

And “Name That Tune”; a challenge we won a top award with at the AQS show in Nashville a few years back. It now includes additional quilts from some of our newer members.

There will be about 50 quilts in the Plymouth show.
The show opens the same day as Cheese Capital Jazz Crawl For the Arts.
Here is the URL for the gallery: http://www.plymoutharts.org/index.html

Here is the URL for the Jazz festival which includes mention of our show: http://www.plymoutharts.org/events/special_events/jazz_crawl/jazz_crawl.html

I’m including the photos of the 8 quilts that were in the AQS Knoxville show.


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The Blues Challenge

MArQ Challenge 2011 – The Blues

Theme: Participating artists may interpret the theme “the Blues” in any manner they wish: ‘blue’ being defined as a color, emotion, musical style, phrase, etc.,  or any variation of such definition.

Required for Unity of Group: The color blue in any variation in fabric and embellishment must be used for at least 50% of the visible quilt top. (ie. what you see when looking at the quilt straight on: backing can be blue, but doesn’t count towards the 50%.)

These are 7 of the quilts from the Blues Challenge.  8 of them were judged into a group that was sent to the Ultimate Guild Challenge in Knoxville. I am not able to post those 8 on the blog as of yet.  We should know sometime next month if we got juried in or not.  Last year MARQ took first place..!!

Please click on the photo to enlarge it and view the artist who made the quilt.