I am happy to announce that Bedtime Stitches, the traveling exhibition of original artwork for my picture book, MY BED, is on view at the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum in La Conner, WA through April 30th. This is the westernmost location on the tour and I hope that many of you in the area (including BC, Canada) will make the trip to see the show. To find out where it’s going in the next couple of years, please visit the exhibitions page.
MY BED: Enchanting Ways to Fall Asleep around the World is available worldwide where books are sold, including from online vendors. Autographed copies can be purchased in my Etsy Shop here.
The exhibition of embroidered bas-relief sculptures brings the viewer on an international journey, showing children in varying cultures and home environments around the world. Each intricately rendered scene captures the spirit of a different place and way of life, all the while illuminating the universal theme of children sleeping safe in their beds.
I’m especially excited to have my work at the museum because the Pacific Northwest has such an active quilt and fiber arts community. People are already flocking to see the show and telling their friends about it. Recent visitors wrote, “The pieces are even more amazing in person!” and “I found myself standing in front of each frame and ‘dreaming’. I will go back.”
In addition to the framed original artwork, visitors will see several interpretive boards that touch on different aspects of my working process, including this one about the animal icons featured throughout the book. While I worked on the animals, I took photos along the way and shared how I made each one. Click the animals to link to posts:
Rooster, Camel, Parrot, Elephant, Goldfish, Cat, Duck, Sheep,
Rabbit, Cow, Crocodile, Giraffe, Dog, Pony.
I am grateful to the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum for their enthusiastic invitation to show my work and willingness to book it years in advance! The exhibition is spread out on the 3rd floor of their beautiful Tudor-style Victorian mansion.
Bedtime Stitches is currently booked through 2024 with the possibility of being extended into 2025. Interested museums and curators are welcome to contact me (Salley at weefolkstudio.com) for information about hosting the exhibit.
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My friends and I have eagerly waited for your exhibit to arrive. Finally, we were able to travel up to LaConner, WA last week to see your work. Oh, what a treat! We were delighted, amazed, amused and wonder filled. They were beautifully displayed and such a pleasure to view. Thank you for sharing your charming little works of art.
Thank you for making the trip with your friends to see the exhibit, Sonia. I’m so glad that you enjoyed it!
Three of us ladies are going to make an overnight visit to see your exhibition! I’m so excited to see it with my own eyes!
That’s a wonderful museum, and I’m sure your work will look beautiful there. I have been there a couple times, and have had a couple quilts hanging there too. I don’t think I can get up there to see it – it’s quite a ways from Irvine, California – but I will urge my friend in northern Idaho to go.
Hello from Western Canada! I watched the video about your created art for the book My Bed: Enchanting ways to fall asleep. I love your way of making art with wool felt, and stitching! I love the little dioramas that you made showing children sleeping in beds in different countries around the world, and think it is a lovely way for children of all ages to learn about the different parts of the world! Your work is charming! I’m glad that I can see parts of your exhibition online! Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos, Salley!
The exhibit looks amazing!
When will you have another show on Cape Cod?
All the best!
Thank you Suzanne! Thanks for asking, but it will be a while before I have another show closer to home. Everything I have is booked in other parts of the country for a few years.