Paris Loves Fiber Art featuring Ann Carson and Michelle Watts
Paris Golf and Country Club
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Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Paris Golf & Country Club
5335 Farm Road 195 Paris, TX Brought to you by
Paris Area Arts Alliance
Sponsored in part by Stacy Miller,
Jackie Robinson and Dianah Zehetner
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
5:30 -6:30 Preview
6:30 - 7:00 Dinner
Meet and Greet and Sales
Tickets $35 per person:
Chicken Cordon Bleu,
mashed potatoes, green beans,
yogurt with seasonal fruit
and apple crumble for dessert
Ann Haile Carson of Roswell, New Mexico began weaving in 1974, and studied extensively in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has specialized instruction in Color theory, design, appliqued sculptured tapestry, Swedish transparencies, Swedish inlay, lace weaves, Warp painting and dyeing, silk screening and Japanese Shibori.
Anns weavings have been shown in Dallas, Chicago, and Los Angeles Apparel Marts. She has been awarded numerous ribbons including the most recent in July 2018, Best in Class of all Fiber Arts at Ruidoso Art Festival. Garments have been exhibited in a number of museum shows, as well as N.A.S.A Space Center, Houston, and the Governors Gallery at the State Capital, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Carlsbad Museum and the Art Center held a one woman show in 2001. She has held shows and produced a one year museum tour of 27 artists & 60 pieces that traveled around New Mexico.
In the Miss New Mexico USA pageant, 30 contestants modeled weavings for televised competition and Mrs. New Mexico wore a hand woven evening gown for the competition. Ann has created and produced Intergalactic Fashion Extravaganza with Michelle Watts, a runway fashion show with 20 wearable art fashions by nationally recognized designers that were kept for one year to travel & promote Roswell & New Mexico. She is a Founding member of a group of 12 Artists, Pecos River Artists, formed to promote art in Southeastern New Mexico.
The fibers she uses are: wool, mohair, alpaca, silk, bamboo, cotton, rayon and special garments have been created with furs such as fox, mink, and Tibetan lamb woven in. Embellishments include, amber, sterling silver, vintage buttons, shells, beads, lace.
Michelle Watts has been quilting for over 30 years. She designs southwestern quilt and wearable art patterns, southwest fabrics, teaches classes and lectures throughout the U.S. She is also the author of 3 quilting books. She has spent the last 28 years creating wearable clothing and quilts and that express her love of the Southwest blending with both traditional and contemporary furnishings.
As a quilt designer, she is continuously inspired by the beauty of her surroundings. She draws inspirations from Native American weavings, pottery, woven baskets, jewelry, and beadwork, Spanish tinwork, ironwork, wood carvings, tile architecture, churches, missions, and the landscape. Through her use of rich color, strong design and texture, she creates objects of beauty to the eye and comfort to the soul.
Michelle wants quilters throughout the world to experience the beauty of the southwest through the art she creates. She likes to introduce quilters to the designs that make this region unique. Most of herquilts are machine pieced, machine appliquéd and machine quilted. She has designed 3 different collections of southwestern fabrics for Moda Fabrics.
While in Paris Michelle will be teaching a workshop at Sew Always. Please contact 903-784-6342 for more information o how to sign up for the workshop. The cost is $45 per person and money must be paid at the time of sign up. The girls at the shop have a supply list that people can bring with them. There is not a lot of things to bring and NO sewing machine is needed.
||Paris Golf and Country Club|
5335 Farm Road 195
Paris, TX 75462
|Start: ||Saturday Oct 20, 2018 5:30 PM|
|End: ||Saturday Oct 20, 2018 9:00 PM|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|