Some 30 quilts from 11 states and three countries currently hang on display in the
The 2014 International Quilt Invitational Exhibition, put together by museum staff, will be showing through
No bedspreads here, in fact you're not allowed to touch them.
They have something in common with the pioneer linens of necessity in that all involve sewing, but the similarity ends there.
"They definitely are works of art," said
The designs are sometimes kaleidoscopic, and include sunsets, landscapes and portraits, and can be historical in commentary. The fine detail on some include
The styles vary, can include fabric paint, or works assembled "applique" (pronounced appli-kay) where fabric is attached in layers to form the designs in an overlay, Landon said, as well as "piecing," the original style of quilting with pieces attached side by side.
The show is curated by staffer
The centerpiece for the exhibit is the near 7-foot square "Kells: Magnum Opus" by
The Brigham exhibition includes an
The workshop entitled "Holes as a Design Element" is adapted from Schuller's six-hour machine sewing class. The cost for the three-hour seminar is
"The quilts (now) hanging in the museum are a far cry from the oldest example of quilting in existence -- a quilt carpet found in a Mongolian cave centuries ago," said curator Landon.
"I have been curating the quilt exhibits for about 14 years," said Hobbs. "When I took over, we were having only quilters from
"Last year our featured art quilter was from
"'As a part-time employee, I work off and on as time permits for a year to prepare for the next quilt exhibit. I check winners of prestigious quilting competitions worldwide and then select people to invite to participate.
"Very seldom does someone say 'No.' I like to invite quilters for the following year while our current exhibit is on display, thus people can see the roster of quilters we have on our web page. Also, participants are a good source for finding other outstanding quilters."
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