Collage of Quilts
Fiber Optix formerly “Contemporary Concepts” An Artists' Group
Fiber Optix Member News
Barb Nepom
Cher Cartwright
Ellin Larimer
Janet Kurjan
Janet Steadman
Julie Drake
Liz Axford
Lorraine Edmond
Louise Harris
Melisse Laing
Nancy Cordry
Pat Hedwall
Sandy Altenberg
Teri Bever

  • We are so sad to have lost our dear Liz Axford after a long battle with cancer on July 30, 2019.

  • Two of our members, Nancy Cordry and Barb Nepom, are among those whose quilts from Quilt National 2017 will be on display at the European Patchwork Meeting in France September 12-15, 2019. For more information, go to the European Patchwork site here (but you'll have to translate from the French.)

  • A VERY SPECIAL EVENT: The International Quilt Study Center and Museum, of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is hosting a solo exhibition of the work of the now late Liz Axford from May 17 to September 22, 2019. The exhibit highlights work from Liz’s Shift and Divisions series. For more information, see the IQSC&M website.

  • WE ARE SO PROUD. Once again we have multiple members whose work has been juried into Quilt National. Barb Nepom, Janet Steadman, and Liz Axford all once again have pieces in this major juried exhibtion. Quilt National 2019 can be seen at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, OH from May 25 to September 2, 2019. Check out the Dairy Barn website for further information.

  • Ellin Larimer, Louise Harris and Liz Axford all had work selected by Nancy Crow, curator, to be part of Color Improvisations 2. This prestigious European show includes 50 very large quilts representing artists from the USA, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Scotland, and Canada. The show, which opened in 2016 in Germany and then travelled to a number of European venues, is now coming to North America and can be seen as follows:
  • For more information about Color Improvisations 2, visit the CI2 website

  • Janet Steadman also has exciting news regarding The International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, NB. They have accepted 12 of Janet's quilts for their permanent collection. Congratuations Janet on this acknowledgement of your museum quality work.

  • Nancy Cordry has a beautiful new website. Check it out: