Thread Stories Speak 1,000 Words

Thread Stories art quilts by Santa Fe designer Jennifer Day are created with over 1.5 million stitches, from 64 to 264 colors of thread (or more!), and 50 to 150 hours of labor. Each of Jennifer's quilts is based on her professional portrait and nature photography, telling the tale of its subject through beautiful detail and masterful technique. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words—surely a stitch speaks ten thousand.

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Jennifer Day Thread Stories

Carson and Cat

Carson and cat is a magical combination of photography, thread painting and Encaustic: a centuries old wax technique.

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JenniferDay Old Woman Thread Printing

Judy

I met Judy one day when I was shopping in a grocery store in Oregon. Her face captivated me.

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Jennifer Day Monkey Thread Printing

No Worries

This silverback gorilla does not have a care in the world. His coat is covered 100% in 52 colors of thread.

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Jennifer Day Parrot Thread Printing

Parrot

A thread painted rendition of one of Guido Daniele’s paintings of realistic animals on hands.

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Jennifer’s Quilting Exhibitions

Beginnings – Celebrating Silver

Original Sewing and Quilting Expo Atlanta, GA
March 10, 11 & 12, 2016

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, Lakeland, FL
March 17, 2016 – March 19, 2016

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, Cleveland, OH
March 31, 2016 – April 2, 2016

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, Worcester, MA
April 7, 2016 – April 9, 2016

America Quilts Expo Des Moines, IA
May 26, 27 & 28, 2016

Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, UK
August 1- August 2, 2016

Cooking with the Sun – Earth Stories

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA
November 6, 2015 – February 28, 2016

Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV
June 25, 2016 – October 2, 2016

Erie Museum of Art, Erie, PA
January 20, 2017 – June 11, 2017

Elegant Edibles -Food for Thought

Stitches & Craft Show, Rosehill Gardens, Sydney
March 3 – 6, 2016

Stitches & Craft Show, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
March 17 – 20, 2016

Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne at the Royal Exhibition Centre
April 14 – 17, 2016

Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
July 1 – August 31, 2016

Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum in Temple, Texas
January 31, 2017 through April 1, 2017

Memories -Redirecting the Ordinary

International Patchwork Festival, Sitges, Spain
March 15 – 16, 2016

No Worries! Wild Fabrications

Texas Quilt Museum La Grange, TX
January 7, 2016 – March 27, 2016

International Quilt Festival, Chicago, IL
April 7, 2016 – April 9, 2016

Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah, California
March 25, 2017-June 25, 2017

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
December 17, 2017 – February 25, 2018

Tengo Habmre – I am Hungry – Hands all Around

Salt Palace Convention Center, 
Salt Lake City, UT
May 20-21, 2016

International Quilt Festival, Chicago, IL
April 7, 2016 – April 9, 2016

Water Lady – Quilt for Change

United Nations Geneva, Switzerland
March 22 – April 30, 2016