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Exhibition and Workshop at the International Quilt Study Center

Last week I had the great pleasure of traveling to Lincoln Nebraska to see my work on display, give a talk and teach a workshop at International Quilt Study Center and Museum. I was incredibly impressed with the museum; the galleries were beautiful and each exhibit was designed perfectly. Everyone was so accommodating and friendly, and though my visit was a quick one, it was a special experience. 

The exhibition will be up until early Novemeber, 2016.

The building is much larger than I thought, with beautiful gardens and a wonderful flow. 

This is absolutely a major milestone for me. I'm so grateful to show my work in this gallery. 

The lighting, the wall color, everything was perfect and my creations were glowing. 


Lair of the Amethyst Deva, The Beach, Fantasyland and Maui. 

Mallemort, A View from Above and Untamed Symphony. 

A Garden in Motion and Nan's Whale. (All the work is pieced with the exception of Nan's Whale, which is painted on whole cloth with fiber reactive dye.)

This beautiful, open space was where I gave my talk and the workshop the next day.  

...with members of the Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild.

My workshop was great, the students were open and eager to learn. The natural light was fantastic! 

I'm definitely a "sewing machine girl" but I have so much respect and admiration for those who do it by hand. This was the first time I had a student in one of my workshops that didn't use a machine and I was impressed with her speed! 

Currently, there are three others exhibits at the museum, and unfortunately I only have photos of two. The first one is "United in Memory - 9/11 Victims Memorial Quilt." The quilt consists of 143 panels containing personalized blocks for each victim of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. I believe only 7 of the panels are displayed here. Needless to say, it was very moving...

The second was "Quilts from Southwest China" with gorgeous hand pieced and appliquéd quilts.


While I was in Nebraska, I thought I'd go all out with the food, but the proportion of the potato vs. the steak was too much! ...but very delicious. 


Exhibition at the International Quilt Study Center

I am very honored to announce the opening of my exhibit at the International Quilt Study Center, in the Pumphrey Family Gallery, in Lincoln NE.  
Expressions from a Place of Trust

I'll also be teaching a one day workshop: "Expressing Yourself: One Piece at a Time" Saturday, September 3, 2016, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. In addition, I'll be giving a talk Friday evening September 2, and admission is free.
Click here for more infoabout the workshop: Expressing Yourself: One Piece at a Time

The exhibit will be up until early November so I hope some of you will be able to see it.  


Carrefour European Patchwork Exhibition 2015

In September, I had the honor of exhibiting my work at the European Patchwork Meeting in Sainte Marie Aux Mines, France. The experience and the connections I made with people were very special and I'm grateful I had the opportunity to share my work. I met people from so many different countries and it's a joy for me to observe people gravitating to certain pieces and and sharing with me what they see... 

My partner Adrien was invaluable helping me set up and translating for me! 

I created many new works for the exhibit, and many of them were whole cloth painted with fiber reactive dyes.

"The Guardian" 

It was great to meet in person, many of my FB friends from all over the world.

Adrien speaking to French quilters about my process...

"Alien Territory" 3 panels whole cloth dye painted and free motion quilted.

"Earth Goddess" Whole cloth dye painted and free motion quilted.

"Untamed Symphony"

"Mallemort" Pieced and free motion quilted. This is the first piece I created when I came to France last year. 

"A Garden in Motion" Pieced and free motion quilted.

"Out of the Vortex" Whole cloth dye painted and free motion quilted.

"The Guardian" Whole cloth dye painted and free motion quilted. This is inspired by my American Indian ancestry. 

"Marie Magdeline de la Sainte Baume" Whole cloth dye painted and free motion quilted. 


"A Birds Eye", "Lair of the Amethyst Deva" and "The Beach." Pieced and free motion quilted. 



Student Work/Space in my Madeline Island Workshop

It's always so exciting for me to see what my students produce in class, and even more so when then send me photos of their quilts completed...

And Nancy has a ribbon! 





My next workshop is at the end of this month, August 31 to September 4, 2015, at the Madeline Island School of the Arts and there are still a few openings. This is the last class I have on the books for now, so if you've been thinking about taking my workshop, this is a beautiful venue. I taught here last year and this is a link to my blog post about my experience: Madeline Island Workshop 2014


We say the ferry boat ride here is just the beginning to a fun filled week of creativity and magic on Madeline Island!   

Our fabulous workshops are known for the wonderfully spacious and light-filled studios on our campus, the luxurious on - site lodging we provide, and nationally acclaimed instructors who elevate the experience.  

Board the car ferry in Bayfield, WI and in 20 
 minutes you'll slip into "Island Time."   


Sheila Frampton-Cooper
August 31-September 4
Sheila is presently living in France and this is her last 5-day quilting class for the indefinite future as she intends to pursue additional artistic avenues.  

Don't miss this awesome opportunity to learn her signature approach one final time at Madeline Island School of the Arts!