Monday, July 11, 2011


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SDA member Pat Crucil is an art quilter who lives in Sechelt, BC, on the Sunshine Coast.

Her wonderful art quilts are being featured in two exhibitions this summer and fall.


Her solo retrospective exhibition will be shown at Leigh Square Community Arts Village in Port Coquitlam from Aug 5 to Sept 19, 2011.  The two images below and left show work done prior to 2010.

Pat at the opening of her solo exhibition at FibreWorks Gallery
 in Pender Harbour in 2008, with her Pathways 2

Study in Black & White 
FibreWorks Gallery
in Pender Harbour
will feature her more recent work (2010/2011),
from Sept 24 to Oct 30, 2011.
The opening reception is Sat, Sept 24 from 2-4pm. 

Pat's website
FibreWorks' website
Leigh Square's website

Pat’s fabric is all hand-dyed and printed, and then heavily quilted. In these new works, Pat has used Deconstructed Screenprinting extensively (a technique first created by artist/teacher Kerr Grabowski). It is a method that is full of surprises and Pat has utilized these unique prints to great effect. The spare elegance of her gameboard series (of which Serenity is one), reflects her background in, and passion for painting.

Here (right) is a detail of her piece, Spring Study.
Pat has long been an advocate for contemporary quilt art. She is an artist, teacher, juror and mentor, and was a founding member of both the Fibre Art Network (FAN) and the Sunshine Coast Quilters’ Guild. She acts as co-coordinator of the Sunshine Coast SDA group.

This is just a taste of what you will see at the exhibitions.