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Dare to Dance Art Quilts

I am proud to present a collection art quilts that reflects our individual expressions of dance and joy. Artists were challenged to create an 18 x 30 inch quilt that reflected the theme, “Dare to Dance: An Artist’s Interpretation of Joy”. Each created their own personal version that told their own unique story. Some quilters found joy in those happy memories with family. Some expressed their joy in overcoming steep obstacles. Others created a quilt to express support for social causes. Still others simply wanted to share the joy they feel when dancing. Each has a story to tell.

60 quilts that best reflect the wide range of talent, techniques, and vision in our current quilt community are included in my upcoming book, Dare to Dance Art Quilts (Schiffer 2014).  30 of these pieces were selected to travel for the next two years.

Dare to Dance Dare to Dance Dare to Dance

Exhibit Schedule:

June 19-22, 2014 West Virginia Quilt Show
Summersville, West Virginia
July 9-12, 2014 Blue Ridge Quilt Festival
Blacksburg, Virginia
July 16-19, 2014 Quilter’s Hall of Fame Celebration 2014
Marian, Indiana
July 29- Aug 2, 2014 Upper Midwest Machine Quilting Show
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Sept 18-21, 2014 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza
Oaks, Pennsylvania
October 9-11, 2014 Original Quilt and Sewing Expo
Overland Park, Kansas
October 16-18, 2014 Original Quilt and Sewing Expo
Fort Worth, Texas
November 13-15, 2014 Original Quilt and Sewing Expo
Minneapolis, Minn
November 20-22, 2014 Original Quilt and Sewing Expo
Tinley Park, Illinois
January 21-24, 2015 Road to California Quilt Show
Ontario, California
Feb 26- March 1, 2015 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival
Hampton, Virginia
March 5-8, 2015 QuiltFest New Jersey
Sommerset, New Jersey
March 21-22, 2015 Cabin Branch - Stone House Quilt Show
March 26-28, 2015 Quiltfest Savannah
Savannah, Georgia
July 10-28, 2015 Sacred Threads
Dare to Dance on display at The Quilter's Studio
Fairfax, VA
Aug 13-16, 2015 World Quilt New England
Manchester, New Hampshire
October 1-3, 2015 Original Quilt and Sewing Expo
Fredericksburg, Virginia
March 10-12, 2016 Original Quilt and Sewing Expo
Atlanta, Georgia
March 17-19, 2016 Original Quilt and Sewing Expo
Lakeland, Florida
April 7-9, 2016 Original Quilt and Sewing Expo
Wooster, Mass
Nov 10-12, 2016 Connections Quilt Festival
Nashua New Hampshire
April 18 – 22, 2017 Paducah Quilt week
The Rotary at Robert Cherry Convention Center
Paducah, Kentucky

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