Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild May Meeting

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on April 28, 2010

Thom Atkins, known to the fiber arts community for his bead-embellished quilts, will describe how he got “from bronze to beads” at the May 12th meeting of the Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild.  Over the course of his career in art, Thom has worked in several media (bronze, beads, stained glass to name but a few).   Since 2002, his focus has been on beads and fabric, integrating these elements into unified compositions — his bead-embellished quilts.

Thom has been a participating artist in Santa Cruz County Open Studios and has exhibited his work at the Santa Cruz County Building, the Santa Cruz Art League, the Olive Hyde Gallery and quilt expositions, including the Pacific International Quilt Festival.  He has taught varied aspects of working with beads and textiles at Cabrillo College, quilting and sewing guilds and seminars at Asilomar.

Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Time: 9:30 AM until 12:00 PM

Aptos Village Park, 100 Aptos Creek Road, Aptos, CA