Life Along the Rio Grande consists of 35 fiber artworks, each measuring 32” wide by 48” high by 35 different artists living in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. It was conceived as an opportunity for artists along the river’s route to express their feelings and thoughts about whatever aspect of the river sparked their creativity.
The response ranged from representational to abstract, including historical, scientific and geographical references, all while working within given size parameters.
A wide variety of techniques were used, from traditional piecing, hand stitching and appliqué, to the newest synthetics and non-woven fabrics.
The finest silk was used in some of the pieces, others have hand dyed cottons, commercial prints and found objects demonstrating the huge range of fiber materials that can be combined in today’s art quilt.
This exhibit is curated by Betty Busby, Regional Exhibit Coordinator for Studio Art Quilts Assoc.