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Spring Retreat

April 25 – 27,  2024

Facilitator: Nancy Condon

Guest speaker: Helen Geglio

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September 26 – 28, 2024

Facilitator: Christine Adams, Lou Alexander & Suzette Tardif
Featured Presenter: Adrien Lucas

Meal Organizer:  Kate Gorman & Gwen Suratt

In Depth Presenters: TBD

Hampton Inn & Suites
Columbus University Area
3160 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH

About the retreat:  IT’S UP TO YOU

This retreat will be all about YOU- your Choices and your Brooches!  Bring a small image of your choice, a photo, sketch, etc., and textile artist and entrepreneur Adrien Lucas will show us how to create a stitched brooch of that image to wear home!
Adrien Lucas is an artist who does the most unusual, edgy, and witty embroideries.  She works with recycled materials and embroidery floss, and makes densely stitched wall pieces, wearables, and jewelry.  In addition to marketing her artwork, Adrien makes her living organizing and producing the Atomic Holiday Bazaar held at the Sarasota Florida Convention Center every November.  It’s a year-round task as she has dozens of “indie” vendors, food trucks, entertainers, etc. to juggle.  Her work is very much of the moment, and not like anything we have had at AQN before.  I think it will shake us up in a good way!
In addition we will exercise our “Choices” by jurying a mock exhibition that should provide us all with insight into the difficulties and rewards of the jurying process.
Finally we will discuss plans and ideas for our possible upcoming exhibition.  So come with ideas – it’s “Up To YOU”!

Much more information to follow. 


Spring 2025 Retreat

SAVE THE DATE   March 27-29, 2025

Hampton Inn & Suites
Columbus University Area
3160 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH

More information to follow. 


Here is information about our Fall of 2023 retreat.  We’ve added some fun photos of some of the events.  A good time was shared by all.
Fall 2023 Retreat

2023 Art Quilt Network Fall Retreat

Cut It Out!

September 21 – 23, 2023
Cutting through, making the cut, a cut above

Facilitator: Barbara Bushey
Guest Speaker: Leah Wong
In Depth Presenters: Laurel Izard, Donalee Kennedy

Hampton Inn & Suites
Columbus University Area
3160 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH

The highlight of the retreat was a lecture and workshop by Leah L. Wong born in Qingdao, China. Leah received her BFA in oil painting from the China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou, China and earned her MFA in painting from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. She currently lives and works in Columbus, Ohio.

Leah takes inspirations from nature, light, plants, and mirrored reflections in water. She combines drawings and cutouts with multiple layers that increase the visual complexity and experience. From multiple perspectives, her cutout and display layouts bring forth mental landscapes that are incorporated into specific sites. Light and shadows add depth to energize viewers’ visual experience, which can be spiritual, psychological, and/or optical.

Both abstractly and metaphorically, Leah’s two- and three-dimensional forms are suspended between concepts and imaginations of time and space. You may remember Leah’s work from the Riffe gallery show earlier this year.

Some candid photos of the Fall 2023 retreat.