Jan Myers-Newbury: A Touch of Kismet - Quilts, Color, Pattern, Chance exhibition talk

Urubamba (detail view), 2006.  Photo courtesy of the artist.
Urubamba (detail view), 2006. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Jan Myers-Newbury: A Touch of Kismet - Quilts, Color, Pattern, Chance exhibition talk

08 May 2015    

Jan Myers-Newbury will speak about her work on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 11 of the Home Economics Building on East campus.  The talk is free and the public is invited.  A reception will follow in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery.
"You would think that, as many times as I have unwrapped a pole after dyeing, I would become ho-hum about the results.  But it never fails:  I can't wait to see how each piece turns out.  I guess that's because I've realized I only have a certain amount of control and the rest is kismet."
For more than thirty-five years, Jan Myers-Newbury has explored the interface between hand-dyeing and the pieced quilt.  Her lyrical and sensuous quilt surfaces have set a high standard of color artistry in the studio quilt domain, of which she has been one of the acknowledged leaders.  This exhibition brings together a collection of works that exploit the pole wrapping shibori technique that Myers-Newbury has helped to popularize among non-traditional quilt makers and surface designers.

Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design
College of Education and Human Sciences