Friday, July 27, 2018

Threads of Restance in Rochester NY schedule change

We were notified today by the organizers of Experience FiberArt, Inc. that they have changed the dates that Threads of Resistance will be exhibited in Rochester, NY. 

Threads of Resistance will now officially open at Experience Fiber on Aug. 17 at the Times Square Building at 45 Exchange Blvd. in Rochester, NY. There is free admission. The opening reception is Aug. 18 from noon to 4 p.m. The exhibit closes Aug. 25 at 4 p.m.   The exhibit will be available for viewing from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. with no appointment necessary on August 17, 18, 19, 24 and 25th.  To see the exhibit on August 21, 22 or 23rd please schedule an appointment by emailing

The exhibition had previously been scheduled for Aug. 3-24.

Experience FiberArt, Inc. organizer Julie Brandon said that the change to the schedule was necessary to accommodate the entire exhibition. “The space we use is generously donated by building owners. After doing some calculations, we realized we needed a bigger space. In addition, for visibility, we wanted to make sure it had the best location possible. The logistics of that move needed to be coordinated with what was available in the building…. we have a beautiful ground floor space starting on August 6.”

There is the possibility that the exhibit will be hung and available to view as early as Aug. 11. To make an appointment to view the exhibition before Aug. 17, and before making travel arrangements, please contact Experience FiberArt, Inc. at

WANT TO KNOW MORE?  Click here to visit the Experience FiberArt, Inc. website

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Border Wall Quilt Project

Here’s another exhibition in the works that addresses a Trump administration policy. This one deals with issues surrounding the construction of a wall between the United States and Mexico. It is being organized by art quilter Lea McComas. 

Here’s information from her:

The Border Wall Quilt Project is a visual representation of a discussion about the proposed border wall between Mexico and the United States. Let’s use our medium and our skills to explore all aspects of this issue and what it would mean to those on both sides. Together, let’s consider political, environmental, cultural, and economic factors. Quilters in the United States and Mexico are invited to participate. 

To be a part of the Border Wall Quilt Project, create and donate up to 3 small quilted pieces, 8” x 16” ( 20 × 40 cm) expressing your views, concerns, and feelings about the proposed border wall between the US and Mexico and issues related to immigration. Under the direction of fiber artist Lea McComas, these small quilts will be used as “bricks” to build a wall about the wall. The quilt bricks will be used to create 10-foot sections of wall. Sections of wall will be placed back to back so that the installation can be viewed from both sides. In place of mortar, bricks will be suspended to create gaps that allow viewers on each side to see and hear each other. The wall will continue grow as more, and more, bricks are donated.

More information and Call for Entries at

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

ToR featured in Australian magazine

Threads of Resistance is honored to be featured in an article by Maureen McKenzie in the March issue of Australian magazine “Textile Fibre Forum.” The article details how fiber art has been used in many protests around the world, and includes detailed information and photos about many pieces from the ToR exhibition.