25 March 2008

First Quilt in for Breakng Traditions!

"Do Small Things with Great Love"
Linda Boone Laird
San Diego, CA

The first quilt is in for Breaking Traditions and it is so great! The quilts for this year's exhibit are much smaller then years past. They are fixed at 12"x12" squares but they are guaranteed to pack a big punch. Here is what Linda says in her artist statement of her square:

"Good deeds don't have to be great deeds to be worthwhile. All of us have the chance to do the small things of our daily lives with indifference, or with love."

Breaking Traditions is an art quilt exhibit that I curate each fall that hangs at the American Sewing Expo in Novi, Michigan. This year's exhibit's theme is With One Voice. It seeks to focus on all the good things that people do, whether small or big, whether famous or everyday. The whole point is to create an art quilt exhibit full of a strong positive message about all the wonderful things and people present in our lives.

In keeping with the upbeat theme of this year, the exhibit is teaming up with Virginia Spiegel's Fiberart for a Cause. FFAC has raised over $150,000 through the tireless efforts of Virginia and all the talented fiber artists that have donated work for the cause. FFAC supports the American Cancer Society and I couldn't be prouder to be helping to support the project.

If you'd like to participate this year, its really easy. Go here and read all the guidelines. In lieu of an entry fee, there is a $10 donation to the ACS for participating in the exhibit.

And just for a little extra incentive, there is a whole slew of donated prizes this year. Go here to read all about what's up for grabs and what to do to be eligible.

I hope you will join me this year in not only making awesome art but helping to support cancer patients and their families!!!

1 comment:

ann said...


How do I contact you. I did my undergraduate at MSU, lived in Owosso for a few years then Livonia for a bunch of years. Now single, I choose to live in Brunswick, Maine. LOVE IT! However, Iwould love to know about the creative seen in MI.


Ann E. Ruthsdottir
Maiden name: Hildebrand
Married name: Parker