Resume

JURIED AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 “International Quilt Festival/Houston: World of Beauty”, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX November 2017 (Justice & Freedom)
“Personal Iconography: Graffiti on Cloth”, by Dinner@8, International Quilt Market & Festival, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX October/November 2017 (Tattoo); juried by Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison
“Sacred Threads”, Floris United Methodist Church, Herndon, PA July 2017 (The Last Supper)
“East Cobb Quilt Guild: Georgia Celebrates Quilts”, Cobb County Civic Center, Marietta, GA June 2017 (Justice & Freedom-1st Place, The Canary)
“MQX Quilt Festival-New England”, The Center of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH April 2017 (Justice & Freedom)
“The Skin We Are In”, badassquilterssociety.com, February 2017 (The Canary)

2016 “International Quilt Festival/Houston: World of Beauty”, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX November 2016 (The Canary)
“Live Your Brightest Life: A Tribute to Yvonne Porcella”, Alden Lane Nursery, Livermore, CA September 2016 (Yvonne in the Garden)
“Georgia Artists”, Abernathy Arts Center, Sandy Springs, GA May/June 2016 (The Canary, The Last Supper); juried by Leah Owenby and Ed Horlbeck

2015 “Art Quilts XX: Journeys & Life Cycles”, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ November 2015/January 2016 (Worn-Juror’s Choice 2nd Place); juried by Denise Currier
“La Conner International Quilt & Fiber Arts Show”, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, La Conner, WA October 2015 (Irish Eyes-Honorable Mention)
“Sacred Threads”, Floris United Methodist Church, Herndon, VA July 2015 (Worn, Golden Moment)
“East Cobb Quilt Guild: Georgia Celebrates Quilts”, His Hands Church, Woodstock, GA June 2015 (Worn-Best of Show, Quilter’s Choice, 1st Place)

2014 “Art Quilts XIX: Permission to Play”, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ November 2014/January 2015 (Golden Moment-Juror’s Choice 3rd Place, Viewer’s Choice); juried by Denise Currier
“International Quilt Festival/Houston: World of Beauty”, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX October/November 2014 (Worry-3rd Place); juried by Brenda Groelz, Suzanne Hyland, and Jill Finley
“International Quilt Festival/Houston: What’s for Dinner?”, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX October/November 2014 (Dolce Far Niente); juried by Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison
Georgia Artists”, Abernathy Arts Center, Sandy Springs, GA May/June 2014 (Golden Moment-1st Place, Worry); juried by Janis Wilson Hughes and Jerushia Graham

2013 “International Quilt Festival/Houston: It’s Raining Cats & Dogs”, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX October/November 2013 (Firecracker)
“International Quilt Festival/Houston: A World of Beauty”, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX October/November 2013 (Lincoln-1st Place, The White Raven)
“La Conner International Quilt & Fiber Arts Show”, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, La Conner, WA October 2013 (Amelia Earhart-1st Place); juried by Opal Cocke, Sonia Grasvik, and Pat Thompson
“Sacred Threads”, Floris United Methodist Church, Herndon, VA June 2013 (The Bowl Judgments, Beach Guardians)
“East Cobb Quilt Guild: Georgia Celebrates Quilts”, Cobb County Civic Center, Marietta, GA June 2013 (Beach Guardians-2nd Place)
“Georgia Artists”, Abernathy Arts Center, Sandy Springs, GA May/June 2013 (Lincoln); juried by Lauren Bernazza and Jacob Gunter

2012 “International Quilt Festival/Houston: A World of Beauty”, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX November 2012 (Beach GuardiansA Walk in Twilight)
“La Conner International Quilt & Fiber Arts Show”, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, La Conner, WA October 2012 (Bukonyan Elder-1st Place); juried by Dorothy Bird, Vivian Kapusta, and Anita Luvera Mayer
“Georgia Artists”, Abernathy Arts Center, Sandy Springs, GA May/June 2012 (Amelia Earhart-3rd Place, Beach Guardians); juried by Susannah Darrow and Sam Parker

2011 “Art Quilts XVI: Something to Say”, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ November 2011 – January 2012 (Caution); juried by Diane Howell
“International Quilt Festival/Houston: A World of Beauty”, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX November 2011 (Bukonyan ElderJust Call Me Jack)
“East Cobb Quilt Guild: Georgia Celebrates Quilts”, Cobb County Civic Center, Marietta, GA September 2011 (DuodecimBull Dawg-Honorable Mention)
“Georgia Artists”, Abernathy Arts Center, Sandy Springs, GA May/June 2011 (Bukonyan Elder); juried by Stephanie Smith and Rick Berman

2010 “Art Quilts XV: Needleplay”, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ November 2010 – January 2011 (Duodecim); juried by Diane Howell
“International Quilt Festival/Houston: A World of Beauty”, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX November 2010 (Rwandan Lady)

2009 “Art Quilts XIV: Significant Stitching”, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ, November/December 2009 (ChameleonSweet Dreams); juried by Diane Howell
“International Quilt Festival/Houston: A World of Beauty”, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX October 2009 (Adelpho, Unconditional)
“East Cobb Quilt Guild: Georgia Celebrates Quilts”, Cobb County Civic Center, Marietta, GA September 2009 (Shoshanna-Judge’s Recognition, 2nd Place; Sweet Dreams)
“Sacred Threads”, Reynoldsburg High School, Reynoldsburg, OH, June 2009 (I Am the Vine, You Are the Branches)

2007 Fargason Center Gallery, Anniston, AL, January/February 2007 (one-person show)
“International Quilt Festival/Houston: A World of Beauty”, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX October/November 2007 (Faces in Cloth IVFaces in Cloth V)
“Art Quilts XII: Current”, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ, October/November 2007 (Faces in Cloth II); juried by Diane Howell

2006 “International Quilt Festival/Houston: A World of Beauty”, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX October/November 2006 (Faces in Cloth I)

2005 “Pacific International Quilt Festival”, Santa Clara, CA, October 2005 (Bell Tower)

2004 “Pacific International Quilt Festival”, Santa Clara, CA, October 2004 (Madam)
“American Quilt Society Quilt Show & Contest”, Paducah, KY, April 2004 (ChildhoodDalmatian Downs); juried by Victoria Faoro, Bettina Havig, and Gerald Roy

2003 “Quilt Symposium of Alabama”, Birmingham, AL, July 2003 (Childhood-Best of Show, 1st Place)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 “Live Your Brightest Life: A Tribute to Yvonne Porcella”, “Sacred Threads”, Floris United Methodist Church, Herndon, PA July 2017 (Yvonne in the Garden)
“Sacred Threads Travel Exhibit”, Best of the Valley Quilt Show, McDermont Field House, Lindsay CA April 2017 (Golden Moment)
“Sacred Threads Travel Exhibit”, Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange TX January-March 2017 (Golden Moment)

2016 “Sacred Threads Travel Exhibit”, The Rectory, Norcross GA November/December 2016 (Golden Moment)
International Quilt Festival/Houston: Silent Auction, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX November 2016 (Loyal)
“Fierce Fibers”, The Art Place, Marietta, GA September 2016 (The Last Supper, The Abyss, Polish, Bubble Bath, Dolce Far Niente)
“Sacred Threads Travel Exhibit”,Union Church, Berea KY July 2016 (Golden Moment)
“Wash & Wax”, Focus Gallery, Irving Arts Center, Irving, TX May-July 2016 (two-person show with Leisa Rich)
“Sacred Threads Travel Exhibit”, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Hayesville, NC May 2016 (Golden Moment)
“Sacred Threads Travel Exhibit”, Grace Episcopal Church, Gainesville GA April 2016 (Golden Moment)
“Sacred Threads Travel Exhibit”, Empire Quilt Fest, Shenendehowa High School East, Clifton Park, NY April 2016 (Golden Moment)
“Wash & Wax”, Hammond Gallery, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL March/April 2016 (two-person show with Leisa Rich)
“Sacred Threads Travel Exhibit”, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA February 2016 (Golden Moment)

2015 “Sacred Threads Travel Exhibit”, Central Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA November 2015/January 2016 (Golden Moment)
International Quilt Festival/Houston: Silent Auction, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX October/November 2015 (Seen/Unseen)
“Formidable Fibers”, The Art Place, Marietta, GA September/October 2015 (Worn)
“Sacred Threads Travel Exhibit”, Flint Festival of Quilts, Flint Presbyterian Church, Flint, MI September 2015 (Golden Moment)
“Wash & Wax”, Abernathy Arts Center, Sandy Springs, GA September/October 2015 (two-person show with Leisa Rich)
“Quilt! Knit! Stitch!”, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR August 2015 (Dolce Far Niente)
“Fiber Art & More”, Cherokee Arts Center, Canton, GA January/February 2015 (Worn)

2014 International Quilt Festival/Houston: Silent Auction, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX October/November 2014 (The Cardinal)
“Fierce Fibers”, The Art Place, Marietta, GA September/October 2014 (Beach GuardiansGolden MomentA Walk in Twilight, Worn)
Quilt! Knit! Stitch!”, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR August 2014 (Lincoln)
“Sacred Threads West: Art of the Sacred”, Epiphany Parish, Seattle, WA June 2014 (Beach Guardians)
“Quilts: A World of Beauty”, International Quilt Festival, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Chicago, IL June 2014  (Lincoln)
“Quilts: A World of Beauty”, Spring Quilt Market, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 2014  (Lincoln)
“Square Foot Fiber Art Pin Up Show”, Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance Center, Atlanta, GA April – May 2014 (The Cardinal)
“Quilts: A World of Beauty”, Texas Quilt Museum, LaGrange, TX January/March 2014 (Lincoln)

2013 “La Conner Top Honors”, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, La Conner, WA October – November 2013 (Amelia Earhart)
“Omaha Sacred Threads”, Sunderland Gallery, Omaha, NE September – November 2013 (The Bowl JudgmentsBeach Guardians)
“Fiber Art Fusion: It’s All In The Card, Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance Center, Atlanta, GA October 2012 (Jacks Are Wild, It’s All Relative)
“Fiber Art Fusion: It’s All In The Cards”, The Art Place, Marietta, GA September/October 2013 (Jacks Are Wild, It’s All Relative)
“Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance: Fiber ARTlanta”, Atlanta, GA May 2013 (Bukonyan Elder)

2012 “International Quilt Festival/Houston: Pets”, Houston, TX November 2012 (Unconditional)
“La Conner Top Honors”, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, La Conner, WA October – December 2012 (Bukonyan Elder)
“Fiber Art Fusion: Artifact”, The Art Place, Marietta, GA September 2012 (Arminta PattersonThe Ties That Bind Us)

2011 “Fiber Art Fusion: Taking Flight”, The Art Place, Marietta, GA July 2011 (Celestial HomeAmelia EarhartElation)
“Quilt Symposium of Alabama: Best of Show 10th Anniversary Exhibit”, Cullman, AL, June 2011 (Childhood)

2010 “Fiber Art Fusion: Motus”, The Art Place, Marietta, GA September 2010 (Altered States of AmericaCrackedWe the People)

2009 “Fiber Art Fusion: Exploring Dimension”, The Art Place, Marietta, GA September 2009 (The Price of Passage)

2008 “Fiber Art Fusion: Transformations”, The Art Place, Marietta, GA, July/August 2008 (Keeping an Eye on the Garden)

2007 “International Quilt Festival/Houston: Journal Quilt Exhibition”, Houston, TX October/November 2007 (Now You See Me)

2006 Buckner Center Art Gallery, Anniston, AL, August 2006 (two-person show with Cherie Cornelius)
Artworks Gallery, Oxford, AL, May – July 2006 (guest artist)

2005 “Quilts at the Falls”, Noccalula Falls Kiwanis Pavilion, Gadsden, AL, October 2005 (Bell Tower-2nd Place)

2004 “Quilts at the Falls”, Noccalula Falls Kiwanis Pavilion, Gadsden, AL, October 2004 (Madam-2nd Place)

2003  “Quilts at the Falls”, Noccalula Falls Kiwanis Pavilion, Gadsden, AL, October 2003 (Childhood-Best of Show, 1st Place, Dalmatian Downs-1st Place)

 

AWARDS

2017 First Place ribbon for “Justice & Freedom”, East Cobb Quilt Guild: Georgia Celebrates Quilts, Marietta, GA
Founder’s Award (Mary Schilke) for “Justice & Freedom“, MQX Quilt Festival-New England, The Center of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH

2015  Juror’s Choice Second place ribbon for “Worn“, Art Quilts XX: Journeys & Life Cycles, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ
Honorable Mention for “Irish Eyes“, Original Pictorial Wall Quilt category, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, La Conner, WA
Best of Show, Quilter’s Choice, and First place ribbon for “Worn“, Pictorial category, Georgia Celebrates Quilts, Woodstock, GA

2014 Juror’s Choice Third place ribbon & Viewer’s Choice ribbon for “Golden Moment“, Art Quilts XIX: Permission to Play, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ
Third place ribbon for “Worry“, Art-People, Portraits, and Figures category, International Quilt Festival/Houston: A World of Beauty, Houston, TX
First place ribbon for “Golden Moment“, Georgia Artists, Abernathy Arts Center, Sandy Springs, GA

2013 First place ribbon for “Lincoln“, Art-People, Portraits, and Figures category, International Quilt Festival/Houston: A World of Beauty, Houston, TX
First place ribbon for “Amelia Earhart“, Original Design Realistic Pictorial Wall Quilt-Open category, La Conner International Quilt & Fiber Arts Show, La Conner, WA
Second place ribbon for “Beach Guardians“, Original Design category, Georgia Celebrates Quilts, Marietta, GA

2012 First place ribbon for “Bukonyan Elder“, Fiber Art-Open category, La Conner International Quilt & Fiber Arts Show, La Conner, WA
Third place ribbon for “Amelia Earhart“, Georgia Artists, Sandy Springs, GA

2011 Honorable Mention ribbon for “Bull Dawg“, Original Design category, Georgia Celebrates Quilts, Marietta, GA
First place ribbon for “We the People“, Preserving the Past Through Family Traditions: State of Georgia

2009 Judge’s Recognition ribbon and Second place ribbon for “Shoshanna“, Georgia Celebrates Quilts, Marietta, GA

2005 Second place ribbon for “Bell Tower“, Quilts at the Falls, Gadsden, AL

2004 Second place ribbon for “Madam“, Quilts at the Falls, Gadsden, AL

2003 Best of Show and First place ribbon for “Childhood“, Quilts at the Falls, Gadsden, AL
Best of Show and First place ribbon for “Childhood“, Quilt Symposium of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

 

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2016 Fierce Fibers, The Art Place, Marietta, GA September 2016; co-chair with Rebecca Reasons-Edwards

2015 Formidable Fibers, The Art Place, Marietta, GA September/October 2015; co-chair with Rebecca Reasons-Edwards

2014 Fierce Fibers, The Art Place, Marietta, GA September/October 2014; co-chair with Rebecca Reasons-Edwards

2013 Fiber Art Fusion: It’s All In The Cards, The Art Place, Marietta, GA September/October 2013; co-chair with Rebecca Reasons-Edwards

2012 Fiber Art Fusion: Artifact, The Art Place, Marietta, GA September 2012; co-chair with Rebecca Reasons-Edwards

2011 Fiber Art Fusion: Taking Flight, The Art Place, Marietta, GA July 2011; co-chair with Rebecca Reasons-Edwards

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2015 – present, Studio Art Quilt Associates, Mentor

2014 – present, Studio Art Quilt Associates, Juried Artist Member

2012 – present, Registered artist in the Fulton County Artist’s Registry

2008 – 2014, Member of Fiber Art Fusion (March 2011 – 2014, Treasurer)

2007 – present, Member of the International Quilt Association

 

PUBLICATIONS

2015 Kingsland, Lauren. Sacred Threads Exhibition 2015. Gaithersburg, MD: CGS Press, 2015. Print.

Greaves, Virginia. “Wash & Wax: A Collaboration. Virginia Greaves & Leisa Rich.” SAQA Journal, Fall 2015: 12-13. Print and online.

2013 Kingsland, Lauren. Sacred Threads Exhibition 2013. Gaithersburg, MD: CGS Press, 2013. 20, 200. Print.
Sielman, Martha. Art Quilt Portfolio: People & Portraits. New York, NY: Lark Crafts, 2013. 32. Print.

PRESS

2017 Leisa Rich. “Wash & Wax: A Collaboration.” Be Creative with Workbox, Jul/Aug 2017; 20-21. Print.

2015 “Sacred Threads 2015.” Machine Quilting Unlimited, Nov./Dec. 2015: 29. Print.
Gail O’Neill. “Preview: Virginia Greaves, Leisa Rich partner for ‘Wash & Wax,’ at Abernathy Arts Center.” ArtsATL.com, Sept 16, 2015. Online.

2014 Heike Hellmann-Brown. “Virginia Greaves: Textile Paintings.” North Fulton Family Life, Aug. 2014; 45-46. Print.
Sharida Warner. “Pet Portraits Popular With Owners Who Quilt.” The Daily Sentinel, 19 Jan. 2014: 20. Print.

2013 “Sacred Threads 2013.” Machine Quilting Unlimited, Oct./Nov. 2013: 27. Print.

2011 “55 Best Quilting Blogs.” Quilter’s Home, Jun./Jul. 2011. Print.

 

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Linda Merwin, Concord, MA
Jim Schum, Heavensville, IN
Glenn and Jodi Butler, Galion, OH
International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX
Sandra Squires, Omaha, NE
Louise Levien, Houston, TX
Mark and Laurie Gelman, Jacksonville, FL
Jesse and Susan Goldblatt, Suwanee, GA
Jack and Karen Guyton, Anniston, AL

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