Friday, February 11, 2011


Stitchery on cotton background
Hand dyed materials
size 18" x 42"
has stuffed areas
1966 (AWL)
sold in Richmond, VA
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Uncle Bob 34" x 21"

old over-alls jacket on piece
of old quilt, with round gold rim glasses
and case, old straight razor case,
with wood picture frame enclosing
man's bill fold. (AWL)

Fabric Collage Portrait
"Uncle Bob" owned by Joseph Heil, New York City
applique and stitchery on linen
Cover photo on Craft Horizons March-April 1965

photo by the artist Alma Lesch
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1985 State of the Arts Exhibition

Alma Lesch at Kentucky Art and Craft Foudation (KMAC)
and textile artists & advocates at exhibit opening.
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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

With Jane Dunnewold's current Louisville KY visit LAFTA members and fiber artists see her impact on art cloth links to the current LAFTA exhibit at JCC's Patio Gallery on Dutchmans Lane through Feb 22, 2011. Alma Lesch called that gift in fiber vision as having an "eye". Search YOUTUBE for video clips of Dunnewold's workshop events and critiques.

Invitated by KMAC to speak on that closing date in reference to their current exhibition which includes the work of Alma Lesch, I am pleased to see this link in Jane Dunnewold's work using actual clothing confirming my link to my Swedish grandmother who saw my love of textiles, early in my life, and entrusting me with several quilts made by her mother, my great-grandmother Hilda Victoria Madelyn Magnuson from Clearfield, PA. There are indeed common threads that unite us all.

Monday, January 10, 2011

February 22

an evening for Alma Lesch
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