The American Quilter's Society (AQS) is one of the largest quilting organizations in the world. Deborah, along with the other members of the Journeys Thru Art group, have had their quilts juried into the Ultimate Group Challenge of this prestigious AQS show and were awarded a first place ribbon. These quilts were also featured in the November 2017 issue of AQ Magazine. Deborah's quilt, The View From Her Window, is a portrait of the George Washington Bridge.
Sherri Lynn Wood issued a challenge to quilters use recycled materials rather than purchased fabric. The South Florida Modern Quilter Guild (SFMQG) embraced this challenge. IS Projects Studio in Ft. Lauderdale is hosting an exhibit of SMMQG's Made Do Challenge during the FAT Village ArtWalk. Deborah has two quilts in this exhibit - Fenestra made from discarded jeans and canvas and Recollect made with the shirts her family wore when they were younger.
A Patchwork History at the Elliott Museum in Stuart, FL focuses on how quilts have transformed from traditional bed coverings into contemporary art. The opening reception is June 15, from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Deborah's piece, Suddenly Without Thinking, was juried into this show.
This is the 14th biennial show of six Broward quilt guilds, including the South Florida Modern Guild, held at the War Memorial Auditorium at 800 NE 8th Street in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Five of Deborah's quilts will be shown in the judged competition. In addition, there were be a special exhibit featuring the quilts of Tonya Ricucci; several of these quilts were quilted by Quiltographic.
Members of the Gone to Pieces quilt group participated in a challenge where members were asked to make a quilt that included a specific fabric. The resulting quilts showcase the range of skills, techniques and imagination of this talented group. The quilts will be on view in the Donohue Room at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library on 2551 SW Matheson Avenue in Palm City, FL during the month of March.