Saturday, April 30, 2016

Courageous Souls, Turbulent Times

Courageous Souls, Turbulent Times

We members of the Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective are on the move.

Today, April 29, we hung our sixteenth art quilt show, Courageous Souls, Turbulent Times, at the Unitarian Society of Hartford, 50 Bloomfield Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut.  Less than a week ago, we took down our fifteenth show, Soulful Journeys, which hung at the Windsor Art Center, Windsor, Connecticut, from March 12 to April 23, and which was memorialized on local television

This show focuses on social justice issues, a timely theme in this election year. 

Here's a look at us as we hung our art quilts today in the ambulatory of this iconic building.

Here's Carol Vinick hanging Homage , a fabric collage tribute to Martin Luther King by Linda Martin.

A better look at Linda Martin's Homage.  You can see more of Linda's work on her website, Colored Girl Art,

Here's Carol Vinick's The Long Walk, a tribute to Nelson Mandela.

Here's Diane Cadrain's contribution, Fragile Ties, a statement on the fragility of interracial relations.

 You can see more of Diane's work in the quilt gallery on her blog at

Here's Christina Blais' quilt, Determination, inspired by a quotation from Rosa Parks.

For more of Christina's work, check out her website at

Here we are, collaborating. That's Linda Martin's piece, Righteous Soul, in the center.

Here's a better look at Righteous Soul.

And here's a better look at Linda:


Linda Martin and Carol Vinick, collaborating.

Courageous Souls, Turbulent Times will hang during the month of May 2016 at the Unitarian Society of Hartford.  To view the quilts, stop by on a Sunday morning when the building will be open and occupied.  But that's not the only time for viewing:  for other opportunities, call the Unitarian Society of Hartford's office at 860-233-9897.

1 comment:

  1. Consider Participating in a Research Study at the Pfizer New Haven CRU

    The Pfizer New Haven Clinical Research Unit is conducting a study of a new investigational drug to treat people with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) which is a chronic inflammatory condition.

    You may be eligible to participate if you:
    • Are a healthy male or female (unable to bear children) between the ages of 18-55
    • Meet all eligibility criteria
    • Are able to comply with all study visits

    • You will be compensated up to $270.00 for travel expenses to and from screening evaluations.

    Be compensated up to: $8800.00 for participation in the study.

    The study involves:
    • Depending on the group to which you are assigned, you will remain in the study for approximately 4-5 months.

    For more information please contact our Call Center Representatives:
    203-401-0100 / 800-254-6398

    We are conveniently located 1 mile from Union Station in New Haven, CT where Metro North provides frequent train service between Grand Central Station and New Haven, CT.
    For driving directions go to
    There is free parking on the premises.