IIDA NY | Sustainable Quilt Auction

Sustainable Quilt Auction

Please join us for the 6th Annual Sustainable Quilt Auction.

Experience the inspirational designs created from the discarded

materials of our industry.

The Sustainable Quilting Bee continues to celebrate craft,

community, and celebrate the importance of sustainable practices.

Open House Gallery – 201 Mulberry Street NYC
$50 General Admission

Depending on venue capacity, limited tickets may be available

at the door of IIDA NY Events for a $10 surcharge over the

published ticket price.

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IIDA NY Sustainable Quilting Bee


That’s right, it’s time to begin your quilts for the IIDA Sustainable Quilting Bee. The kick-off meeting will be August 21 @ Herman Miller, from 6pm-9pm. Feel free to attend, all you need to do is email me or Abigail French to let us know for security downstairs. It’s a great event and a wonderful opportunity to network with your peers.


I know you’re already creative, but try it in a different medium.

IIDA Sustainable Quilting Bee

C3 Designs

C3 Designs

C3 Designs

C3 Designs

On February 13th the NY Chapter of the IIDA hosted its 5th Sustainable Quilting Bee.  The event was formed for several reasons, the first was an attempt to re-purpose the mountains of fabric that the architecture and design industry disposes of yearly. The second, reason was to give a creative outlet and venue for architects and designers to form community. The Bee is held once a month at Herman Miller where the design teams present their work, as it progresses, and work with each other to solve various construction issues. There are experienced quilters as well as those who have never lifted a needle. After 10 months of work the quilts were displayed at The Open House Gallery, and auctioned to benefit The Fiver Childrens Foundation www.fiver.org. It was a great event.

I am thrilled that my quilt “Comfortably Rust” went to Cindy Allen of Interior Design Magazine. I rust dyed scrap muslin, using gears and nails that were found objects. The design was random but I like the traditional feel that the whole piece ultimately has. I have wanted to hand quilt the past entries but upholstery fabrics are problematic. This year using scrap muslin allowed me to hand quilt it and I think that it added to the overall design.

For images and team descriptions of all of the quilts click on the link below.

Daniel Tillman | C3 Designs | www.c3design.me






Springsteen Quilt

Please join us for the 5th annual IIDA NY Sustainable Quilt Auction.

Our industry friends have been hard at work for the last 10 months creating quilts from our market’s discarded textiles, a perfect cozy gift for Valentine’s Day!

Our quilts will be auctioned and proceeds will be donated to Fiver Children’s Foundation.

We hope you can join us for this festive and creative evening benefiting a very worthy cause.

Open House Gallery, 201 Mulberry Street, NYC
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6:00 – 9:00pm

Art Quilt Gallery NYC

Daphne Taylor

The Art Quilt Gallery NYC is exclusively focused on a single art form: quilts, whose  aesthetic range, creative spirit, execution, and sheer beauty make this a compelling art, yet one that is rarely displayed in New York.  We believe our patrons will be impressed with the range and quality of work.  Opening on April 5, 2011, The Art Quilt Gallery NYC will feature the best quilts from around the world, starting with quilt artist Daphne Taylor.


Visit us in Chelsea at 133 West 25th Street  Click for hours & contact information


New York Fiber in the 21st Century | Lehman College Art Gallery

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Michael Cummings – “Mecklenburg, North Carolina Cotton Picking Time”


Curated by Sandra Sider, New York Fiber in the 21st Century focuses on artists in and near New York City who work primarily in fiber and textiles. This exhibition offers a unique survey of 47 works by 30 artists and demonstrates the vibrant diversity of fiber art on the New York scene.


Reception: Monday, March 21, 6-8 pm


Lehman College Art Gallery

Bedford Park Blvd West

Bronx, NY 10468

(718) 960-8731



Marilyn Henrion | Solo Show

Jersey residents (New Yorkers welcome too!)….

If you missed Marilyn Henrion’s recent solo exhibition at Noho Gallery, or if you want to see it again with some additions, read on…………

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comes to New Jersey!

Soho Unfolded      18″x72″     Mixed media textile     Marilyn Henrion 2010

February 1-28, 2011
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Catalog available

Intermezzo Gallery
Upstairs at Bergen Performing Art Center

30 N. Van Brunt St. Englewood NJ 07631*

Tel: 201-816-8160 ext. 34

Hours:The gallery is open to the public  M-F 11-5 or by appointment



“The stark iconography of urban architecture takes on palpable sensuality in the distinguished textile artist Marilyn Henrion’s new “Soft City” series, which presents a magical mystery tour of familiar thoroughfares.”* In these works, the artist, a native New Yorker, reveals the soft side of New York,  with unexpected visual treats lurking around every corner. Once Gotham’s hard unyielding surfaces are peeled back, the beautiful and complex patina of each facade is illuminated. Henrion’s abstract works have always been informed by the urban architecture of her surroundings.  In Soft City, the artist’s strong connection to the images of  her Soho neighborhood can be fully appreciated.

The mixed media works featured in Henrion’s  solo exhibition represent a fusion of past and present. Ancient needlework techniques are combined  with digitally manipulated photography and inkjet printing  to create works of art that reflect contemporary aesthetic sensibilities. The presence of the hand stitching both animates the surfaces and, at the same time, softens  and humanizes the urban geometry by the irregular qualities of texture  inherent in the materials and construction techniques.

A graduate of Cooper Union, Marilyn Henrion is included in the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art in Washington, DC.  Her award winning artworks have been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. They are in major museum, corporate and private collections, including the Museum of Arts & Design in New York, the U.S. Embassy in Pnom Penh, Cambodia, SAS Institute,  Cary, NC, and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA., among others. They have also been featured in numerous publications including “Women Designers in the U.S.- 1900-2000, published by Yale University Press. Among the grants Henrion has received was one awarded by the Artslink Partnership, devoted to fostering excellence in the arts between the U.S. and countries of the former Soviet Union. In 2005, she was awarded a fellowship by the New York Foundation for the Arts. This is her 19th solo exhibition.

*Ed McCormack, Art Critic