Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Art in the Islands Retreat cancelled for 2009

It is with sincere regret that Seven Threads Studios has had to cancel the Art in the Islands Fibre Art Retreat for 2009. A minimum number of registrants was required to run the retreat and this year the registration fell short of our target. We hope to plan a retreat for 2010.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

A Show in Almonte Not to Miss

''The Fall Fair'' P.Susan Clow Ottawa, ON www.artevolves.com The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum Almonte , ON 613-256-3754 Aug. 7th - Oct. 26th, 2008

Here's Looking at Ewe, 24'' x 24'' P. Susan Clow

Kit here...

Let me start by saying that Susan started this year as one of our 'seven threads'. Back in April she quietly pulled away from the fray as she had 'work work work... to do '. She needed space and time, we understood. We have missed her these past few months, but...

the result? A solo show at the Textile Museum in Almonte.

Bravo Susan!!

We are so proud!

On August 7 (tomorrow!) the show opens at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte Ontario. You've gotta go check this out.

Susan produces unique and whimsical works that combine the wonderful skills she developed as a medical illustrator with a lifelong love of sewing textiles. An added bonus is her sporadic injection of humour in this work.

See y'all there!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

''Material Matters Exibit'' at Columbus Museum of Art

Material Matters Catalogue

Kit here,

A little bit of shameless promotion...
I have a piece in this exhibit that is currently on at the Museum of Art in Columbus Ohio, till August 31, 2008.

I just visited the site . Not only does it feature many of the pieces but also links up several U-tube videos of artists included in the exhibit at work on their piece at on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/columbusmuseum.

More pictures to come, but first, here is an image of my piece in this show:

River's Edge 4

Thursday, June 05, 2008

A visit with the Limestone Guild, Kingston

Last night  Kit and I visited the Limestone Quilters Guild in Kingston for their year end dinner. We had the opportunity to share our power point presentation about the evolution of  Seven Threads Studios. It was a delightful way to reminisce about the accomplishments of the Seven Threads from our early days, as quilters car-pooling to Ottawa guild meetings, to today.

The final details are being confirmed for the 2009 Retreat and we will be posting these here on the blog and the updated website in the next few weeks.  If you wish to be on the  list to receive notice of posting please send us a note.  There was great interest in the retreat at last night's meeting in Kingston.

On a different note. . . 
It felt great to get back to work on Seven Threads this week.  This roller coaster I have been on is finally slowing down a bit and I have time to post.  The spring quilt shows are over, work in the new shop is proceeding and the new stock is now arriving.  My new shop staff have been wonderful in keeping things running while I have been away at shows.

I am looking forward to spending  the summer setting up my home studio in the space recently vacated by the shop move and will keep you posted about the progress.  I am in the market for studio furniture right now--any suggestions from readers?


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Honorary Threads at work and play...

...at the Glen House Resort this past April.

Kit here.

I have just received a CD from Julie Tessier loaded with fantastic picks. Thanks Julie!
I recall that we had quite a number of photographers during our Show & Tell; both Julie and Mara Harrison took pictures and sent them to me. I am sooo grateful to both as few of mine were usable... I had camera battery issues, enough said.

I am busy busy resizing these for this blog and will be posting them over the next few weeks as I work through the pile. I thought that I would start with Saturday night's Show & Tell...

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Time to focus on my work

I have had a great time with the Seven Threads for the last few years, but find I need to focus on my solo career for a while. My family and home take up alot of my time at this stage of my life. I cannot make the commitment that is required for a group endeavor and do it justice, so I am simplifying my life by withdrawing from the Seven Threads Studios.
I will be busy creating art and you can check out my soon to be updated
website at www.artevolves.com
Thank-you for reading my blog. I enjoyed sharing with you and may start one up later in the summer. Susan

Friday, May 23, 2008

Moving on

As our group is growing and developing different interests and are moving in different directions, I am taking this opportunity to wish everyone a fond farewell. I will continue to post to my blog