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
Liz Axford
Lorraine Edmond
Louise Harris
Marcia Derse
Melisse Laing
Nancy Cordry
Pat Hedwall
Sandy Altenberg
Teri Bever

  • 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, will 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.

  • We are really especially proud of Liz Axford. Not only has her work been juried into Quilt National once again, but she also has a piece juried in Fiberart International and another piece currently on view at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.
    • Fiberart International2019, a benchmark exhibition presenting the best in contemporary fiber art, will be on exhibit from May 31 to August 23, 2019. The exhibition will be split between the Society of Contemporary Craft and the Brew House Gallery both in PIttsburg, PA. Hopefully one will find more specific information as to venue closer to the date on the FI 2019 website
    • Liz's piece "Shift 3" is included in Excellence in Fibers, in Collaboration with Fiber Art Now magazine. This exhibit runs from Oct 9, 2018 through January 13, 2019 at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, 520 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA. More information can be found in the museum's website

  • Julie Drake and Nancy Cordry both have pieces in Circular Abstractions, a touring exhibition curated by Nancy Crow. It will next be on view at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, PA from Dec 15, 2018, through March 10, 2019. Further information is available on the Nancy Crow and on the Westmoreland websites.

  • Ellin Larimer and Melisse Laing each have a piece and Louise Harris has two selected from the Contemporary Quiltart Association's Light House exhibition to be among the 12 from that show to be exhibited in the Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, TX. This exhibiton runs from October 4 through December 23, 2018. If you will be in Texas during this period, the museum is conveniently located almost equidistant from Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. Information about the hours and location of the museum can be found on the Texas Quilt Museum website.

  • 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