Kerby C. Smith & Lura Schwarz Smith, September 2013
“Double Vision, Images in Fabric”, by Kerby C. Smith and Lura Schwarz Smith, is a presentation of their art quilts.
Kerby Smith’s goal is to make you smile when you see one of his art quilts hanging on your wall. Kerby uses digital technology to both create his imagery and to stitch them using an ultramodern sewing computer. An award winning photographer, his shift to the textile arts was heavily influenced by his wifeʼs work with art quilts and together they wrote “Secrets of Digital Quilting: From Camera to Quilt. His fabric art has been juried into many prestigious art quilt shows such as Quilt National, Quilt Visions, Quilts=Art=Quilts and other gallery and museum shows.
Lura Schwarz Smith has been producing art quilts since 1975, originally showing in California galleries throughout the 70ʼs and 80ʼs. Since the 90ʼs she has shown quilts and received awards at regional, national, and international quilt shows both in the US and abroad. One of her quilts was named one of the “100 Best American Quilts of the 20th Century”, and she was included in the “30 Distinguished Quilt Artists of the World” exhibit at the first Tokyo Dome quilt show in 2002 in Japan. Luraʼs work has been juried into many prestigious art quilt shows such as Quilt National, Quilt Visions, SAQAʼs Creative Force, Quilts=Art=Quilts, and other gallery and museum shows, and her work is in private collections across the country.