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Gloria S. Daly


Gloria S. Daly grew up on Vancouver Island, BC. She holds an Associate Degree in Applied Arts and Sciences, Master Design Certificate Embroiderer’s Guild of America Inc., certificates in Design, Embroidery & Creative Quilting; City & Guilds, UK; receiving awards from BC Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts and SDA.

 Five solo shows across Canada, her latest exhibition Blanket Statement: No Shame in Patches. Juried participant in 2016 SAQA Stories of Migration, Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora, George Washington University Museum, The Textile Museum.

 Daly works as a visual artist working primarily in textiles, creating installations, and wall hangings for corporate and private patrons. She examines through narrative, deconstructing, reconstructing and altering vintage blankets and other used material goods to tell stories concerning historical and current human issues. Her use of repurposed materials evidences her concern of environmental sustainability and the inequitable use of today’s’ resources.



       Cowichan Valley Arts Council -  Board of Directors

       The Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria – Director

       Surface Design Association, BC Region – Vancouver Island Assoc.

        International member - CAR/FAC

       Articulation – group of Nine Western Canadian Contemporary Fibre Artists                 

       Fibres and Beyond – group of Ten Southern Vancouver Island Fibre Artists

       Embroiderers’ Assoc. of Canada Inc. – Past Director

       The Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc.   

       Canadian Quilters’ Guild – Victoria Quilters Guild – Heritage Quilt Guild, Duncan

       Fibre Art Network – group of Western Canada Artists in Fibre

       Association of Pacific West Quilters, Vancouver, WA 



 2017    Blanket Statement: No Shame in Patches, Mississippi Valley Textile Museum,

            Almonte, Ontario

2015    Blanket Statement: No Shame in Patches, Saint John Arts Centre, NB.

2015    Blanket Statement: No Shame in Patches, Regina Beach, SK.  

2014    Blanket Statement: No Shame In Patches, McMillan Gallery, Parksville, BC

2012    Blanket Statement: No Shame in Patches, Cowichan Theatre Gallery, Duncan, BC

2011    Urban Textures, Island Savings Lobby Gallery, North Cowichan, BC

 2007   Knots Galore, Loft Gallery, Mill Bay, BC      



2018   Textile Assoc. of America, biennial conference: II Museo at the Italian Cultural Centre,       

           Vancouver, BC                   

2016   Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora, Wash. DC

           Five month exhibition: Textile Museum, George Washington University Museum

           Edge of the Forest: Fish Creek Public Library, Calgary,AB

           Coast Collective Arts Centre, Victoria, BC

           FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, Pender Harbour, BC

2015    Edge of the Forest: SDA, Juried exhibition – Award of Excellence

           Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, Ontario

           Art Square Gallery, Toronto

           Shibui Gallery & Sculpture Park: Blanket Statement: No Shame in Patches, Genoa Bay, BC

2014    Residency Exhibition – Palos Gallery, Ota-ku, Tokyo

           On the Wind: FAN, Portals Art Gallery, Duncan, BC 

           Current Threads 2014: Vancouver Island Surface Design Assoc. Nanaimo Art Gallery,    

           Nanaimo, BC

2013   Bridging Waters, Articulation/Material Girls: Frazee Gallery, Saint John, NB

          Bridging Waters, Articulation/Material Girls: Tulista Gallery, Sidney, BC

          Articulated Materials: Bridging Waters, Cre8ery, Winnipeg, MB

          Waterworks: Extension Art Gallery, University of Alberta, AB,

          Sooke Fine Arts Show: Sooke , BC

          Current Threads 2013: VISDA Metchosin Art Gallery, Victoria, BC

2012   Tradition in Transition: Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre, Toronto, ON

          Quilt Festival, LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum, LaConner, WA

          Tradition in Transition: Carrefour European du Patchwork, Alsace, France

          Waterworks: Fibre Art Network, Chapel Gallery, North Battleford, SK

          An Exhibition of Fabric Arts: TOSH, Qualicum, BC

          Articulated Materials: Bridging Waters,   London, Romford, Essex, UK

          Textiles on the Hill, The Wool Market, Hordon on the Hill, Essex, UK

          Canadian Content: FAN - Festival of Quilts, Houston, TX

 2011  Canadian Content: Fibre Art Network, Remarkable Symposium, Queenstown, NZ                

         Women in the Rockies: Articulation, Whyte Museum & Gallery, Banff, AB

         Together: La Conner Quilt Museum & Gallery, La Conner, WA