This quilt is from the "accidental collection" of Jane Kelley (Holden). The pattern is called "Circular Saw" there was a note on the quilt that said either Edith Hildebrand of Gonzalez or Sue Hildebrand, of San Antonio made this quilt and gave it to Olive (Jane's mother in the late 1920s. These two women were sister in laws of Jane's Grand Mother (mother’s mother), so Ira Olive Price Holden’s aunts. fQ Volume 6 Issue 3 / 2010
I am currently looking for guest editors who can take on putting together content for future issues.
Over the next two years fibreQUARTERLY wants you to suggest and explore themes you feel need to be brought forward and presented to a larger audience.
At this point in Time the future of fibreQUARTERLY is up to you our readers.
if you have a serious desire to do this I would appreciate hearing from you directly at
Below is a breakdown of how we have been presenting content.
Mackenzie Frere Recollect 1, linen, turkey red, weft kasuri, five panels each 32 x 149 cm, 2008/2009 exhibited in " Lieux de memoire" 2009 Biennale international du lin de Portneuf the second presentation of this show in Montreal June /2010 was reviewed in fQ Volume 7, Issue 1/Spring 2011
For each edition we invite submissions in the following categories:
Articles: We are seeking essays and profiles dealing with the different categories list above:
Histories of national, provincial, or local organizations; associations, guilds or “networks” that developed to focus on or facilitate study, creation, and promotion of specific traditional ways of working.
Profiles of Individual Artists identified as “masters” of these methods [contemporary or deceased]
Up and coming practitioners with portfolio presentations accompanied with critical examination and/ or interviews. Portfolio of up and coming artist submissions should be 750-1,000 words with 6 images
“Profile” of mid career artist with either interview or bio sketch
Article submissions should be 2,500- 3000 words with 4-8 images
Profile of mid career artist submissions should be 1000-1250 words with 8 images
On Going Sections:
Thinking Fibre 1,000 – 1,500 words. An overview of the theme
In the Viewfinder; Between 500 – 750 words, with three images each, and a link to a website, for each news item. These Items are about production lines from up and coming artist, news about special projects showcasing collaborative exchanges focusing on “issue” for raising awareness, and/or fund raisers.
Iridescent Marsh/Marais Irisé, 1985 by Paulette-Marie Sauve Toronto Dominion Centre, Canadian Pacific Tower: York Street entrance
Who Made That? Textiles as Public Art: you can contribute to building a database of textile and fibre work on display in public spaces. We would like to track new work while trying to document already installed and possibly decommissioned work in two ways:
1. If you have completed a commissioned work for a public space you can submit, Images, information on the piece and space, architect/ designer construction dates, installation date material, dimensions, interior location, and address and building management. Make sure you have copyright permission to use images of the installed work, this is not necessarily a given!
2. You can also provide us with a list of work you know of with contact information for building management. Most “Public” Space is actually private, Corporate or Institutional and even when you assume it is a Federal, Provincial or Municipal government space it is still regulated and permission to photograph for publication needs to be granted from the building or government agency rather then the artist.
Compiling a list is a first step and we would appreciate your volunteer participation in this endeavour.
Reviews mini reviews of 500 words and 1 image of recently past or current exhibitions (any Bloggers that are about work seen not daily life are welcomed to have a link at anytime if there is Textile and fibre content)
After Words: a list of up and coming events or related links to regional artists. There will be time related material and non regional material edited by us included in each issue
NEW SECTION: “Retracing History”
We would like to start to explore a new function for this publication by re- presenting in digital format pivotal Survey exhibitions of contemporary fibre and textile art. [ see "Textiles Into 3-D"
Volume 5 Issue 3/ Fall 2009 as an example]
Examinations of these exhibitions would include:
Images with appropriate information,
Curator and artist biography that is concurrent to the exhibitions, with contemporary update,
Information on the Gallery/ Museum
Bibliography: of accompanying publications, Promotional material, Catalogue. Reviews
Nancy Herrbert: untitled: Technique Mixed (off loom) Material: Wool and synthetics,Photo provided by Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery and used with permission
fibreQUARTERLY is a non- affiliated, independent Canadian Textile and Fibre Arts/ Craft and History on-line magazine. it is produced with the volunteer contributions of artist, writers, curators and educators
( detail) at the Sink: 2002, textiles, chainstitched on canvas 80" X 45" by Meshell Melvin featured in fQ Gallery
Artist Directory / Registry
There has been a number of request from artist to have their websites added to our links page. This would prove to be a rather large undertaking and I realize such a directory would be of use. so we are planning a separate publishing project that will list individuals, Guilds, groups, organization, galleries and annual fairs, trade shows a "One of Kind" events. there will be a sliding fee scale to be listed in this publication which will be produced in a paperless CD Rom format
When our plans have been finalized we well announce then on the fQaroundtown Blog and through a mail out.
Finishing School (not the Coffee Table Book)
In 1999 the Pacific Educational Press published Linda Peterat examination of "Home Economic" specifically textile education in classes in high school curriculum. this book "Making Textile Studies Matter: Inside Outstanding School Programmes" she documented a changing system that was directing students toward a continuing post secondary education in fashion or directly into the trade with a traditional skill base.
It is 10 years later and a whole different playing field trade is basically gone in Canada as is Home Ecc and needle skills aren't taught in any high school curriculum. While looking at the students and the textile education being offered in post secondary Art departments i realized there is the potential to develop this material into a book. if you are interest in this possible project let me know.