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  • Writer's pictureCarol Wiebe

Fran Skiles Workshop

I am attending a Fran Skiles workshop in the middle of May. It is taking place at the Crow Timber Frame Barn in Ohio! I wasn’t going to let this particular news leak until May, but I am starting to feel the fever. Imagine! I am having a workshop with one of my favorite artists, and I get to meet Nancy Crow! If you don’t already know, she was instrumental in the establishment of The Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center, in 1978, which has hosted the now famous biannual “Quilt National” since 1979. She was also the guiding force behind Quilt/Surface Design Symposium, held annually in Columbus, Ohio, since 1990. I do believe I had better start practicing how to genuflect–I’ll have to Google it. The knees aren’t what they used to be. Would knee pads be considered acceptable?

So what is the purpose in dangling my good fortune in front of you? Because I have noticed that some people get to my blog using the search string “Fran Skiles,” and I empathize with the lack of material available on the Net about this fascinating artist. So, I hope to rectify that, and intend to share after my week long workshop. You can hold me to it!

I don’t know how long these links will remain, but this is where I found her as of today!

Quilting By the Lake

She was in this issue of Fiberarts Magazine

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

Fabrications Retreat

Quilt National 1997 She was best of show!

Thirteen Moons Gallery

Cathy Kleeman’s workshop results

That’s enough for now–tell me if I’ve missed something. If you were not familiar with Skiles and her work, you now appreciate why I am so eager to attend this workshop.

UPDATE! Fran now has her own website!

#CrowTimberFrameBarn #FranSkiles #QuiltNational #DairyBarn #workshops #NancyCrow #QuiltSurfacedesignsymposium

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