Salvage & Selvage: Artwork by the Fiber Artists Coalition

April 12 – June 15, 2014

Diverse, unexpected objects incorporated into colorful textiles offer surprises that delight. Artworks created from recycled commercial fabrics incorporate a chopstick, dryer sheets, plastic deer fencing, poker chips, drywall tape, and candy wrappers. The Fiber Artists Coalition, a group of Midwestern textile artists—all members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) – promotes the art of quilting through traveling exhibitions.

Exhibition Highlights

Pat Bishop, Pieces #2, painted paper grocery bags, drywall tape, candy wrappers, fusible webbing, strips previous art projects, commercial cotton and silk fabrics, candy wrappers, felt, machine quilting and fusing
Kathie Briggs, Tattered Memories, deconstructed kimono, scraps from used clothing
Linda Witte Henke, Wheels in Motion, ripped-off selvage fabric edges, repurposed clothesline cord, cotton thread, synthetic stabilizer scraps, Eco Felt (made from recycled plastic bottles), coiling, machine and hand stitching
Pat Kroth, Net Worth, polyester net vegetable and fruit bags, plastic deer fencing, plastic poker chips, polyester organza, tulle, miscellaneous discarded threads, yarns, layered and machine stitched
Casey Puetz, Tranquility, salvaged items: rusted muslin fabric, tea-dyed cotton batting, dyed Timtex, antique Korean coin, used postage stamp, wood chopstick
Gwyned Trefethen, Tree Serenade, commercial cottons, dryer sheets, Hobbs 80/20, Heat ‘n Bond, various threads

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