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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

2015 NICHE Award Finalist

"Contemplate", part of the "Swimming Upstream" installation was just named a finalist for the
2015 NICHE Award! This fiber artwork installation is currently waiting to be displayed at the International Quilt Festival Houston, Texas at the end of the month.  If you are in the area please stop in to take a look at all of the wonderful fiber art works at the world's largest Quilt Festival in the world.  The installation is available for sale or exhibiting.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Global Fund for Women Equality, "Imagining Project"

I am honored to have been chosen to have my work on the site.  They bring awareness to the plight of women around the world. Check out the site at 
Check out the web site and creates your own equality BADGE!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bonnie Jo Fiber Arts: Swimming Upstream a Memoir

Swimming Upstream a Memoir

This is my new memoir with portfolio selections that has just arrived!  It can be purchased on my web site  for 19.95.  The memoir tells the story of my life while trying to swim upstream from a work related injury. The book lets others know that most of us are trying to swimming upstream in our own lives whether we ever step into a pool of water in our life. My story follows my fiber art installation of the same title which can be seen at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas this fall. You can contact me at and also purchase the book at Discover San Jose

Friday, July 11, 2014

Forming Our Lives

In the exhibit Forming Our Lives, three women recount personal stories that have affected and continue to shape their lives. Bonnie J. Smith found herself literally swimming upstream in her life after a work related injury forced her to use a wheel chair. Carol Larson was surgically shortened six inches as a teenager to make her a better fit for society. Cristina Velazquez’s work questions the world that says, “Women must be and do certain things.” The artwork they have created continually asks the question, “Why do certain situations happen in our lives and how do we overcome them” and gives insight into how three women have answered those hard questions.  Text #FormingOurLives and let us know your story.  The museum will have the stories available for everyone to read and become part of the exhibit.
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles July 26 - September 14, 2014; 520 S. First Street, San Jose, Ca. for information contact me @1-408-298-7898 or email me at  

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

New Designers: London

My work "Color x 3, orange" will be at the New Designers: Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1 June 25 - 28. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

                                  "Thoughts of the Mind, Interpretations in Indigo"
                                      Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, California
                                      Exhibit on view through April 26, 2014.