My work can be found at The Copper Shade Tree Gallery in Round Top, TX. Please visit http://coppershadetree.com/index.php for more information.
2011-2013: 175th Birthday of Texas as a Republic, The International Quilt Festival’s Texas Juried Show in Houston, Texas and The Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, TX with Life’s A Beach, Little Boy Blue and Group Conversations, a group collaboration. For more information, please visit http://www.texasquiltmuseum.org/txqm2/home.html
February 24, 2012- January 2013:Generation Y: Song of Hope was chosen by the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division to be included in the 2012 People’s Gallery Exhibition at Austin City Hall. The opening reception will be held on Friday, February 24th from 6-9 p.m. at City Hall located at 301 West 2nd Street in Austin, Texas. Food and refreshments will be provided by Whole Foods and everyone is welcome to attend. Please join us. We would love to see you! This exhibit will be on display the entire year of 2012. Come see all the wonderful artwork by so many local artisans. It promises to be a fantastic exhibit. I look forward to seeing you all! Happy 2012! For more information, please visit http://www.barbforrister.com/2012-peoples-art-gallery-with-generation-y-song-of-hope
January 19, 2013:“Creating 3D Flowers, Mixed Media Style” for Austin Fiber Artists at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4622 South Lamar in Austin, Texas. Create 3D flowers with a variety of mixed media. This is a great way to explore the world of mixed media through the use of acrylic paint, inks, heat distressed materials, Beading, Sewing and Soft Sculpting. Learn how to incorporate depth and dimension in your work. New patterns for Calla Lilies, Irises, and a few surprise flowers, along with Tiger Lilies and Tulips. Openings for this class are available. For more information, please visit http://austinfiberartists.org/ .
2012-2013: Dinner At Eight Artists, “Rituals” Travelling Exhibit with “Sunrise Serenade” at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, California, Houston, Texas, Chicago, Illinois and the Open European Championship in the Netherlands.
February 2-March 3, 2013: The Art In Fiber Show with “The Gift of the Magi” at the Copper Shade Tree Gallery in Round Top, Texas. Exhibit juried by Karey Bresenhan. For more information, please visit http://www.coppershadetree.com/wsx_store_selector_detail.php?selector=grouping&selector_id=aif2013
Thursday, Feb 21 – Sunday, February 24, 2013: Quilt Con sponsored by the Modern Quilt Guild will host it’s first show at the Austin Convention Center located at 500 E. Cesar Chavez Street in Austin, Texas from 10a.m. -6 p.m. I will have Time Travel at the show and will be working with Iris Karp at the Misty Fuse Booth on Sunday, Feb 24th. Please stop by. I would love to see you!
March 8-10, 2013: Quilt Celebration 2013 – Quilter’s Guild of Dallas with “Primavera,” in Art Pictorial and “Wild Flowers” in Miniature Quilts category at Dallas Market Hall located at 2200 N Stemmons Fwy in Dallas, TX. Show Hours: Friday and Saturday, March 8 -9, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday, March 10, 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM. For more information, please visit http://www.quiltersguildofdallas.org/quiltcelebration2013/default.htm .
May 2-3, 2013: Austin Area Quilt Guild Gift of Quilting at Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church. FE04 Embellishing with Foil – Barb Forrister on Friday, May 3 from 6-9 p.m. Add gorgeous, jaw dropping effects to your work with fanciful foiling. This class will focus on various techniques of embellishing fabric with foil. We will create designs that can stand alone or add to existing work. There are endless possibilities with this technique. S007 Artful Coloring and More – Barb Forrister on Saturdai, May 4 from 9-4 p.m. Come spend the day exploring textile paints and inks. We will be painting, inking, stamping and stenciling on fabric. Discover the joy of creating your own fabrics. We will also learn how to apply pattern to your fabric and create simple designs that can stand alone or be incorporated into blocks for larger projects. An extension on ideas for last year’s students is available.
May 23-25, 2013: Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta, the 9th Biennial Juried Show located in the Manuel Lujan Expo Building with “Artist’s Garden” in group quilts, “Songbird” in Art Quilt Division and “Lost Cavern” and “The Adobe Pueblo Village” in Mixed Media Category. This is a wonderful show in my home town, filled with so much beauty. For more information, please visit http://www.fiberartsfiesta.org/
June 7-9, 2013: The International Quilt Festival of Ireland 2013, the second annual quilt festival in Galway with “Treasured Waters” in “Under the Sea” special exhibit. Over 19 uniquely designed exhibits featuring hundreds of extraordinary quilts from all over the world. This is a wonderful show! Please visit http://www.iqfoi.com/ for more information and may the luck of the Irish be with y’all!
August 2-28, 2013: Austin Fiber Artists juried show, Fiber On the Edge with “Primavera” and “The Giving Tree” at the Julia C. Butridge Gallery located in the Dougherty Art Center at 1110 Barton Springs Road in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Parks/Dougherty/doughertysummerbrochure2013web.pdf
August 26-November 17, 2013: Out On a Limb: The Tree as Art and Metaphor featuring 18 Austin Artists with “The Giving Tree” by Barb Forrister at the Dell Jewish Community Center located at 7300 Hart Lane in Austin, Texas. Opening reception is August 29, from 7-8:30 p.m. with music by Tammy Kantor and David Bernay followed by Artist remarks. This event is open to everyone. Please come and join the fun.
September 7, 2013: Lecture: Applying Color and Design to Cloth for the Town N Country Quilt Guild in Stephenville, TX. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Barb Forrister will discuss ways to create fabric with a variety of mediums. Lecture will include different ways to add both color and design by painting, dyeing, inking, stamping and stencilling on various mediums. This presentation will include a trunk show with examples of how to incorporate newly created cloth into finished pieces.
2013-2014: In Full Bloom Juried, Travelling Exhibit to open at the International Quilt Festival on October 31, 2013 in Houston, Texas and then on to Cincinnati, Ohio, Chicago, Illinois, and Long Beach, California with 3Dimensional Triptych, “Shangrila.”
2013: International Quilt Festival World of Beauty Juried show at the George Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas with “Sunrise Serenade” and a group collaboration, “Little Bird” with Kathy York, Sherri Mc Cauley, Connie Hudson and Barb Forrister
Thursday, October 31, 2013: Embellishing with Foil at Make It University at the International Quilt Festival from 10:30-11:30 a.m. located at the George Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Add a little sparkle to your next project by embellishing with foil—a great way to add shine to your creations! Come join the fun!
Friday, November 1, 2013: Open Studios sponsored by Craftsy at the International Quilt Festival from 10-12 p.m. located at the George Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Embellish Studio Barb Forrister Creating 3-D Floral Patterns. Come join the fun!
Saturday, November 2, 2013: Embellishing with Foil at Make It University at the International Quilt Festival from 4:30-5:30 p.m. located at the George Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Add a little sparkle to your next project by embellishing with foil—a great way to add shine to your creations! Come join the fun!
November 26-January 12, 2013: Inspirations in Fiber Art featuring work by Barb Forrister and Kathy York at the Dell Jewish Community Center located at 7300 Hart Lane in Austin, Texas. Opening reception is December 12, from 7-8:30 p.m. with music by flutist, Kenzie Slottow followed by Artist remarks. This event is open to everyone. Please come and join the fun.
February 25, 2014-April 1, 2014: Surface Design Basics
Tuesday $149 / 6 classes 6 PM – 9 PM 2/25 – 4/1
If you’ve ever wondered how artists create depth, glorious color, and amazing visual texture on fabric, this hands-on class is for you! Students will learn basic surface design techniques from dyeing to discharge, stamping to silk screening in a small class setting. No prior experience is necessary, only a desire to have fun and create! Students must be 18 years old and up. Class held in 5W. Limit 6 students. For more information, please visit http://austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Parks/Dougherty/registration/doughertyspringbrochure2014web.pdf
April 15-May 20, 2014: Mixed Media Cloth
Tuesday $149 / 6 classes 6 PM – 9 PM 4/15 – 5/20
If you’ve ever wondered how artists create depth, glorious color, and amazing visual texture on fabric with mixed media, this hands-on class is for you! Students will learn to dye and paint, while focusing on a variety of embellishing techniques including stamping, stenciling, fusing, foiling, beading and stitch work. We will work with a multitude of media in a small class setting. No prior experience is necessary, only a desire to have fun and create! Student must be 18 yrs old and up. Class in 5W. Limit 6 students. For more information, please visit http://austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Parks/Dougherty/registration/doughertyspringbrochure2014web.pdf