Joyce O’Connell

ARTIST PROFILE

Juried into the following Shows and Competitions:

Canada

CQA/ACC National Juried Show, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014

The Oshawa Fibre Art Show
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,
2012, 2013, 2014

The Ontario Juried Show
2004 and 2005

The Great Canadian Quilt
Challenge - 2005

U.S.A.

AQS Quilt Show & Competition, Albuquerque - 2015

International Quilt Festival, 2012
"O Canada" Exhibit

AQS Quilt Show & Contest
Knoxville, Tennessee. 2011

I.Q.A. USA "WORLD OF BEAUTY"
Houston, Texas. 2010
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QUILT ODESSEY, Hershey, U.S.A. (2009)

The World Quilt & Textile Competition U.S.A. - 2006

The Vermont Quilt Festival U.S.A.-2006 and  2007

ENGLAND

The London City & Guilds Graduating Student’s Exhibition, London, England  - 2008

Teaching Experience

Teaching experience extends through teaching at CQA Quilt Canada, Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England, many Quilt Guilds in Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland,  Quilt Stores, Night School Programs under the local Education Board, local Libraries  and  Senior Citizen Groups.  Joyce has been very successful in teaching many groups the technique of ‘Bargello”, as well as several other technique workshops.  Currently, she is specializing in teaching Strip pieced Bargello and Art Quilts using her freezer paper/foundation machine applique technique.

 


Qualifications

Boards and Committees

Served on the CQA/ACC Board of Directors from 2005 - 2008 in the capacity of Secretary/Publicist.

Judging

Canadian Quilter’s Association Certified Quilt Judge

 

Publications

Featured Artist in “The Needle Pulling Thread”, Fall 2006.  Designed a Bargello pattern specifically for the article.
Currently  writing the article for Canadian Designers in the CQA/ACC Newsletter.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition of my work “Bargello Inspirations”, at the Waterloo Quilt Gallery in St. Jacobs, Ontario. October - December, 2004.

Guilds

Founded The Clarington Quilt Guild in 2013 and is presently President of that Guild.