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The Fabric Collages of Susan Carlson
On view now through December 30, 2018

The New England Quilt Museum is proud to present The Fabric Collage Quilts of Susan
Carlson, a retrospective spanning three decades in the evolution of this internationally
recognized artist. Renowned for her intricate “fabric collage” technique, Carlson’s subjects
include portraits, birds, insects, fish and a twenty-foot crocodile. She paints with fabric,
choosing just the right prints to effect feathers, foliage, coral reefs, pink-cheeked children
and mythological figures streaming across the cosmos. Carlson sometimes shades her
work with layers of translucent fabrics, then completes the piece with free-motion quilting.

​This exhibition of 32 works selected by the Museum’s Binney Curator is sure to delight
viewers with its abundance of color, texture and imagery.

Saturday, October 20 at 1 pm
​Join Us for the Curator's Reception and Gallery Talk with Susan Carlson
Hammersmith Quilters Guild Quilt Show
Saturday and Sunday, October 20 & 21, 2018  Sat 10-4, Sun 10-3
Saugus Senior Center, 466 Central St, Saugus, MA 01906

Admisstion $6, age 12 and under free with paid adult

For more information about our show, see the Quilt Show tab on this website.
Hands Across the Valley Quilt Guild
17th Biennial Hands All Around Quilt Show
April 6-7, 2019

UMASS Amherst Campus Center
One Campus Center Way at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
10:00 – 4:00 each day
(opening for the physically challenged at 9:30 am)

Admission to the show:
Adults- $10, 12 and under FREE (when accompanied by paid attendee)
Students and Military- $5.00 (must show ID)

Group Discounts:  YES! For groups of 25 or more, tickets are $7.00 each for admission if
the tickets are ordered and paid for by March 1, 2019.  $6.00 if ordered and paid for by
October 1, 2018.  Contact Carolyn Croteau at croteau71@charter.net to organize your

Raffle Baskets – Themed baskets full of carefully selected items will be raffled off to
support charitable causes.
Vendors – We will have many vendors displaying their wares.
Mini-Quilt sale – A variety of small and mini-quilts featuring traditional and contemporary
designs will be available for purchase.
Viewer’s Choice Quilt Challenge – “For the Love of the Book”
Demonstrations – HAVQG members and show vendors will offer live quilt demonstrations
throughout both days of the show at no additional charge. Learn a new technique, see
the latest products, and find an answer to the question, “How did they do that?”
Food – Multiple food concessions are available in the same building as the show.

Burlington Quilters Guild Quilt Show
Middlesex Community College Campus Center
591 Springs Rd
Bedford, MA 01730
Saturday, October 20, 10:00-5:00  & Sunday, October 21, 10:00-4:00

Quilts, quilts and more quilts on display!
Raffle baskets
Raffle quilt
Scavenger hunt with prizes
A wonderful collection of boutique items

Wheelchair accessible
Plenty of free parking

3rd Annual Connections Quilt Festival, October 25-26-27, 2018
New Location: Westford Regency Hotel, Westford, MA

Classes, lectures, exhibits, shopping, networking opportunities and more!

For more information, sign up for our newsletter at:

ConnectionsQuiltFestival.com  and on facebook as ConnectionsQuiltFestival
June 8-9, 2019
Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4
Rentschler Field
615 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT

$10 for both days, Under 12 free

- Hundreds of quilts
- Raffle quilt
- Raffle baskets
- Vendors
- Vendor demos
- Free on-site parking
- Scissor sharpening available

For more information:
Greater Hartford Quilt Guild
October 20, 2018  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Carver Middle School
60 South Meadow Rd
Carver, MA 02330

Quilts! Quilts! Quilts!
Boutique Table
White Elephant Table
Basket Raffle
Quilt Raffle

$8.00 Admission

For more information:  
Also on view at the museum now through December 30, 2018
​Liberty and Justice: The Satirical Art of Salley Mavor

Artist's Statement from Salley Mavor

I’ve had a wonderful career illustrating children’s books and designing little dolls, but

around my 60th birthday I felt that something was missing and that the rest of my life as
an artist would be different. I felt an urge to break away from safe and sheltered subject  
matter, and explore what was happening in the real world.

Never would I have thought that this new direction would lead to political satire.  Yes, the
personalities of my dolls changed dramatically and moved out of the fairy house and into
White House!

Almost immediately after the 2016 election, I started imagining ironic scenarios with these
new dolls that resembled famous political figures. Creating the characters and “playing
doll house” was a cathartic experience where I felt in control, even as chaos ensued
nationally. The works you see in this exhibit include a selection from the WEE FOLK
PLAYERS series from 2017. There is also a 14 minute stop-motion animated film, Liberty
and Justice: A Cautionary Tale in the Land of the Free.

This exhibition was recently censored at another venue, which proves its ability to conjure
emotions and spark discussion about art and its place in today’s society.
Reading Society of Craftsmen, Craft Exhibit and Sale
Unitarian Universalist Church
239 Woburn St, Reading, MA
Saturday, October 27, 2018  9:00-2:00

Unique handcrafted items: jewelry, decorative painting, scarves, quilts, hooked
rugs, purses, holiday decorations & more!

Free admission, Free parking, Free door prizes

Start your holiday shopping early!
Explorations I: Inside the Quilt Artist's Studio

Have you have ever viewed an art quilt and wondered, “How did she do that?” From
improvisational piecing to traditional embroidery, from digital design to eco-printing,
s fiber artists draw on a wide range of materials and tools to add depth, complexity
and texture to their work. This exhibition invites you inside the artist’s studio to learn about
the extensive variety of techniques used by members of the MA and RI region of Studio
Art an original 30” x 50” art quilt that showcases her signature technique. Co-Curators:
Allison Wilbur and Nancy Turbitt

Part I: October 3 - December 30, 2018

Agusta Agustsson
Sue Bleiweiss
Diane Cadrain
Judy Dales
Diane English
Madelene Murphy
Susan Polansky
Cheryl Rezendes
Diane Sheckells
Catherine Whall Smith
Timna Tarr
Nancy Turbitt

See the museum's website for information on the following related programs:

Thursday, November 1 · 12:30 pm
Brown Bag Lecture with Timna Tarr
"Cloth Cartography: Making Map Quilts"

Thursday, December 6 · 12:30 pm
Brown Bag Lecture with Susan Polansky
​"The Details About The Details"