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2015 Special Exhibits

A Walk on the Boards
The Boardwalk Quilters created this project over the course of 2 years. It depicts a moment in time on the Ocean City, NJ boardwalk. During this project, the area was hit by hurricane Sandy. Its completion proves our resilience. Curated by Debbie Lombardozzi
150 Years of California State Parks
California State Parks commemorates its 150th anniversary with an exhibit of quilts depicting the state parks. Inspired by the Quilter's Sew-Ciety of Redding, Inc., quilters throughout the state and elsewhere created the quilts. Many of these astoundingly beautiful works of art look like paintings. All of them reflect our parks through the eyes of many extremely talented quilters. Curated by Chris Hartman
Celebrate the Day With Quilts
What better way to honor a special day and celebrate than to make a quilt. Members of Cabin Branch Quilters Guild, Stone House Quilters Guild, Quilt Professional Network and Mason Dixon Quilt Professionals Network were challenged to create wall quilts inspired by random holidays through out the year. The day could be serious, personal, inspirational or even silly. The artists had a great time choosing a special day and creating unique wall hangings expressing their personal connection to the day. Curated by Shannon Gingrich Shirley
Dare to Dance: An Artist's Interpretation of Joy
Quilters were challenged to create a small quilt that reflects their interpretation of joy through dance. Each created their own personal version that tells their own unique story. You may be inspired by the design, awed by the talent or simply touched by the stories contained in these works of art. Dance is truly a means of expressing joy! Curated by Mary Kerr
Faculty Exhibit
For almost three decades, Road to California instructors have been at the leading edge of developments and new trends in the quilt world. This year's roster is no different, and attendees will have the opportunity to view a host of inspiring design concepts and techniques. As always, this exhibit reflects the diversity of the quilting tradition.

Featured Artist: Sheila Frampton Cooper
When award-winning artist Sheila Frampton Cooper creates, she revels in the spontaneous. Her free-form process with its surprising twists and turns inevitably delivers her to a place of unfiltered originality where her bold work unapologetically commands attention.

From years of oil, acrylic and watercolor painting to jewelry-making and architectural photography, it has been a surprising leap to her current passion of studio art quilts. Her greatest affinity lies with improvisational piecing, as well as painting with thickened dyes and various aspects of surface design. Whether it's a butterfly on her windowsill, a bird in her garden or the colors of a tropical fish, Sheila finds inspiration in the natural world as well as the bustling metropolis. This duality manifests itself in her work through bold, graphic designs juxtaposed with more quiet and flowing, amorphous creations.

Hoffman Challenge
Many talented fiber artists have taken part in the Hoffman Challenge in over 25 year of presenting these collections. Starting in 1988, the Hoffman Challenge has grown to be a premiere traveling quilt collection The Challenge started with 94 enthusiastic quilters, and in some years, the number of entries has grown to more than 700. While the majority of entries come from the United States, a wide variety of international entries are received. In 2014, Hoffman Fabric L7292 68 Indigo was chosen for the Challenge. Curated by Melissa Ratzlaff
I Love Embroidery Challenge
Embroidery Artists have been challenged by Bird Brain Designs to show off their interpretation of any of Bird Brain Designs Patterns with any color of Thread on Natural/White Fabric. Artists were encouraged to spice up their clever quilt with glitz and glimmer, reduce or enlarge the designs, combine patterns and finish their embroidery in their own special way. Curated by Robin Kingsley
Quilts in the Arcade: Southern California Showcase
Each year Road to California is proud to present a collection of quilts from a Southern California Quilt Guild. This year the Atrium exhibit is highlighting the Westside Quilters of Los Angeles, CA. Their members have selected an array of quilts from traditional to modern and everything in between, which are sure to delight your eyes. Curated by Sharon Chaffino
Step out of the Box
Traditional quilters were invited to Step out of their Box and create a quilt with modern esthetics that will be donated to support military families and returning veterans whose lives are forever changed because of service to our country. Modern Quilters were challenged to Step out of their Box and use the patriotic batiks by Island Batik.
Stitch Like an Egyptian
Road to California opens the curtain to the appliqué artistry of the Tentmakers of Cairo with their exhibit Stitch Like an Egyptian. Revel in the splendor of appliqué works created by the artisans known as the Tentmakers of Cairo. Meet two of the tentmakers as they demonstrate their technique. The patterns in their pieces are based on geometry, sacred texts, and ancient artwork that will amaze you with their beauty, intricacy, and relevance to today's world of quilts. The appliqué art is for sale.
The Next Generation
Road to California is proud to promote and encourage quilt making by younger quilters in a non-competitive environment. Young quilters seven years to sixteen years were invited to participate. We invite family members and friends to come and view this exhibit free of charge in the Food Tent just outside the South Entrance to the Convention Center.
Personal Apps
An App is defined as an application, typically a small, specialized program downloaded onto mobile devices. Artists invited to participate in this exhibit have created small quilts that represents them as an individual. The quilts show an aspect of their life or their identity. Curated by Matt Reese and Stevii Graves.
New York City MOD Guild: Double Wedding Ring Challenge
A stand out selection of double wedding ring quilts from the International challenge, arranged by Victoria Findlay Wolfe & the NYC MOD Quilters after Victoria's quilt, "Doubel Edged Love" won QuiltCon 2013. Partnered by Simplicity and Interweave Magazine.


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