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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
|UPCOMING SHOWS, SHOP HOPS
& ITEMS OF INTEREST
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
June 8-9, 2019
Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4
615 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT
$10 for both days, Under 12 free
- Hundreds of quilts
- Raffle quilt
- Raffle baskets
- Vendor demos
- Free on-site parking
- Scissor sharpening available
For more information: Greater Hartford Quilt Guild
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
the 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.
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,
today'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
Catherine Whall Smith
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"