The Carson Valley Quilt Guild
2018 National Quilt Show

Featured Artist

Velda Newman

Velda Newman is an internationally recognized contemporary quilt artist, author and lecturer from Northern California. Known for her large scale, mostly organic designs, Velda creates original quilts of exceptional beauty and craftsmanship. For the past 18 years Velda's work has appeared in many national and international exhibitions and has been featured in over 30 publications, including Quilter's Newsletter and Threads magazine. She lives in Northern California and is the mother of 4 and the grandmother of 12.

Selected Awards and Exhibitions

  • Textile Expressions: Contemporary Art Quilts; Santa Barbara Historical Society, Invitational - Feb–April 2006
  • Carl Solway Gallery; Invitational - Sept–Dec 2005
  • Kokusai Art Presents-Japanese Imagery in 100 Quilts; Invitational - Sept 2004–Oct 2005
  • The 30 Distinguished Quilt Artists of the World ; Tokyo, Japan, Invitational - 2003
  • Contemporary Art Quilts-The John M Walsh III Collection; University of Kentucky Art Museum, 2001
  • Quilt National, Athens, Ohio - 2001
  • Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico - March/April 2001
    Women of Taste; A Collaboration Celebrating Quilt Artists & Chefs, Invitational - Spring 2000
  • New England Quilt Museum, Fourth Quarter, 20th Century, Invitational - Spring 2000
  • Flowers of the Mainau, Invitational, Mainau, Germany - April 1999
  • Honored as having created one of the "20th Century's 100 Best Quilts," - 1999
  • Allegre Gallery , Art Quilts Invitational, Santa Fe, New Mexico - 1997 & 1998
  • Nabisco Gallery , The Art of the Quilt, Invitational, East Hanover, New Jersey - 1996
  • Ohio Designer Craftsmen Museum, American Art Quilts, Invitational, Columbus, Ohio - 1994
  • Textilmuseum Max Berk, Quilt Art - A Contemporary View, Invitational, Heidelberg, Germany - 1994
  • Bedford Gallery , New Directions: Quilts for the 21st Century, Invitational, Walnut Creek, California - 1994
  • International Quilt Association, Expo Europa Holland, Invitational, Houston, Texas - 1992
  • VISIONS: The Art of the Quilt, San Diego, California - 1992
  • International Federation of Women, 24th Triennial Conference, Invitational, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California - 1992
  • International Quilt Association, Houston, Texas - Best of Show, 1991
  • Fabric Gardens , International Exhibition of Quilts at Expo '90, Osaka, Japan - 1990-1991