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Fiberart International 2007

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Fiberart International 2007


September 15, 2007 - February 24, 2008


Mint Museum of Craft + Design


Pam RuBert's "The Vintage Purse"

Quilt of layered cotton fabrics, stitched with thread, buttons and beads.



Fiber art is an art form which showcases the properties of its materials as well as the craftsmanship of the artist. Fiberart International 2007 is produced by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, a non-profit organization that encourages fiber art and supports contemporary fiber artists. The initial venues for the show are the Society for Contemporary Craft and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts from April to August of this year in Pittsburgh.


The works in the Fiberart International 2007 exhibition were chosen by jurors Dorothy Caldwell (fiber artist), Naomi Kobayashi (fiber artist), and Lois Moran (Editor in Chief, American Craft). In 2006, Lois Moran was the recipient of The Founders' Circle Award. Established by The Founders' Circle and The Mint Museum of Craft + Design, this award honors individuals who support and promote the field of craft and design. Lois Moran has made significant contributions to craft and design art through her leadership as the Editor in Chief of American Craft. Her influence and vision have made this magazine the most prominent and compelling craft publication in the United States.


Fiberart International 2007 will present works by 90 national and international fiber artists. These works exemplify the diversity, complexity, and beauty of artistic expression in the fiber medium, and showcase the various techniques used by influential fiber artists today. Listed below are the fiber artists featured in Fiberart International 2007 at The Mint Museum of Craft + Design. And be sure to print out the Family Fun Guide to take with you when you come!


Fiberarts Family Fun Guide

fiberart family fun guide.pdf 


Featured Artists with Personal Websites

B.J. Adams

Katherine K Allen

Jill Ault

Reina Mia Brill

Lisa Call

Ann Clarke

Pam Cooper

Cynthia Corbin

Lorraine Glessner

Pat Hodson

Mary Anne Jordan

Anne T. Kmieck

Janice Lessman-Moss

Eleanor A. McCain

Lori Lupe Pelish

Rowland Ricketts

Erin Tohill Robin

Pam RuBert

Maria Simonsson

Tilleke Schwarz

Tiziana Tateo

Timea Tihanyi

Melissa Vogley-Woods

Carol Watkins

Jeanne Williamson

Daniella Woolf

Ingrid Bachmann

Emily Barletta

Sharon A. Bell

Runa Boger

David Brackett

Linda Colsh

Andrea Donnolly

Joan Dreyer

Robin Haller

Akiko Kotani

Marita Lappalainen

Mi-Kyoung Lee

Dorie Millerson

Jennifer Lee Morrow

Carol Ann Rice Rafferty

Lesley Richmond

Angela Silver

Adrienne Sloane

Hillary L. Steel

Laura Strand

Heather Allen Swarttouw

Annette Tacconelli

Alana Tyson

Anneliese Vobis

Yvonne Wakabayashi

Barbara W. Watler

Joan Webster-Vore

Barb Wills

Adrienne Yorinks





Other Featured Artists


The following artists are included in the Fiberart International 2007 exhibition but do not have a personal website.


Mami Idei

Gabriella Kecseti

Andrea S. Miller

Patricia Mink

Emiko Nakano

Kari Merete Paulsen

Jennifer Sargent

Yasuko Fujino

Wen-Ying Huang

Nancy Koenigsberg

Donna Rhae Marder

Noel Palomo-Lovinski

Camilla Brent Pearce

Giselle Penn

Christina Peryma

Kiki Revoir

Mary Sleigh

Kelly Thompson

Alexandru Usineviciu

Ludmilla Uspenskaya

Clara Verstegen

Kathryn Walter

Scott Allen Ellegood

Inge Mardal & Steen Hougs





Online Resources


  • Fiberart International Official website for Fiberart International.
  • Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh homepage
  • The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadephia Promotes contemporary artists who work with new and different materials.
  • Fiber Art Center Official website for the Fiber Art Center in MA. The Fiber Art Center is home to the Foundation for Fiber Art, an organization that supports the education and exhibition of contemporary fiber arts (Link is no longer available).
  • Fiber Artists Collective The Fiber Artists Collective is an organization that promotes public awareness about today's fiber art. The "gallery" link on this website contains images of impressive, contemporary fiber artworks.
  • Fiberart Magazine View the Fiberart Magazine online article archive. Print issues of Fiberart Magazine are available in the Mint Museum of Craft + Design library.
  • History of textiles This website provides information about textile and fiber arts as well as great reference links from the art department at Princeton. Listed below are a few examples of lesson plans, but more can be found on the website (Site is no longer available).
  • The Art of the Quilt Lesson plan designed for 4th grade elementry students to learn how the art of quilt making can be a historical, mathmatical, cultural, and social experience.
  • Fabric Assemblage Instructions to teach kids 4-14 how to create a collage.
  • Native American Burlap Weaving Lesson Plan Introduces kids to a form of Native American art as well as teaches an appreciation for the design and skills required to create art similar to this artform using burlap and yarn.
  • Selvedge:Interior Decorating Magazine and Contemporary Textile Art Check out their links page to view vintage clothing, jewelry, and other artistic accessories.
  • Studio Art Quilt Assoication An international organization serving artists working in the quilt medium.
  • TextileArts.net Directory lists information about fiber artists, materials, techniques, inspiration, and textile artist support groups.
  • Whip Up: Handicraft in a Hectic World One of many fiber art and textile blogs.


Print resources available at the Mint Museum of Craft + Design Library


  • Bowles, Ella Shannon. Homespun Handicrafts. Philadelphia & London, J.B. Lippincott Company, 1931. This book contains 60 illustrations of 'Homespun Handicraft' artwork.
  • Danto, Arthur Coleman. Sheila Hicks: Weaving as Metaphor. New Haven, CT: Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, 2006. Sheila Hicks is an internationally known fiber artist. This exhibition catalog provides information about her work and her life.
  • Mint Museum. Experiencing Art at The Mint Museums: a Look at the Collections Charlotte, NC: The Mint Museums, 2005. A guide book to The Mint Museums which includes fiber art in its collections.
  • Southern Highland Handicraft Guild. Hambidge Collection, Contemporary Handmade Wearables : Reflections of a Philosophy : The Handwoven Clothing of Mary Clovatt Hambidge, 1885-1973, and Selected Contemporary Fiber Artists : Southern Highlands Handicraft Guild, Folk Art Center, May 5th to August 28th, 1984. Asheville, NC: The Guild, 1984. Provides information on several contemporary fiber artists.
  • Numerous titles on quilting, contemporary and historic.


Print resources available at the Mint Museum of Art Library


  • Dawson, Sophie. The Art & Craft of Paper Making. Philadelphia, PA: Running Press, 1992. Discusses different sources of fiber, contemporary adaptations to paper making, and images of paper in contemporary artistic use.
  • Mayer, Barbara. Contemporary American Craft Art: A Collector's Guide. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs M. Smith, Inc. 1988. Great chapter about the diversity of fiber art as well as its background and development.
  • Paine, Melanie. The Textile Art: In Interior Design. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1990. See beautiful pictures of tapestries, quilts, and embroidered fabrics.
  • Paine, Sheila. Embroidered Textiles: Traditional Patterns from Five Continents with a Worldwide Guide to Identification. NY: Rizzoli, 1990. View images of fiber artworks from different cultures in this book.





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