Dear QE Clients and Friends,
For those of you who have been on my E-list for a while, you know that I typically only send out information once or twice a year, and it usually pertains to my textile tours to Japan. However, as noted in my July 2019 email, I am no longer offering tours, and after 30 years in business wearing several hats, I have shifted gears and I am turning to my artwork. This email is both a test of my email delivery system via my new ISP, and also to ask if you want to stay on for my more frequent postings, as I hope to be writing a little more often.
For this first post, I thought I would share with you some images from the opening of my solo exhibit. In April, while finishing up the larger works for the show, I signed on to the “100 Day Project,” committing to make something every day for 100 days and post about it. I decided to make miniature cloth amulets, similar to the omamori (good luck charms) that one can purchase at Japanese temples. If you did not follow my day-to-day posts on facebook or instagram about this adventure, you can now see all 100 on my new website (same url: www.QEJAPAN.com) in the Gallery section along with my medium and large scale fiber pieces.
My exhibition was held at the beautiful Lobby Gallery 255 of our Union County Public Library here in Lewisburg, PA. In addition to my 100 Cloth Amulets, I hung 43 pieces on the wall that included a wide range of fiber techniques: Japanese sashiko embroidery, hand quilting, Japanese rag weaving, and abstract fiber collage. I was on site at the library nearly every day greeting visitors from near and far (Virginia, Missouri, Michigan, Connecticut, and all across PA). August 2019 was the most exciting and most rewarding month of my life.
I hope that you will choose to stay on the QE E-list for my “now and then” studio blog. I’ve met and become friends with so many of you across these last three decades, on tours, at shows and guilds, and through the JFC. I love hearing from you. Likewise, if you have made something with fabrics or patterns you purchased from QETJ, please contact me as I might like to include a photo of your work in a future blog.
Please stay tuned for my next blog where I will be sharing images of my artwork hanging in clients’ homes.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Very truly yours,
Susan Ball Faeder, Fiber Artist & Business Owner
Quilters’ Express to Japan
Celebrating 30 years in business, since 1989