|Hammersmith Quilters Guild
|UPCOMING SHOWS, SHOP HOPS
& ITEMS OF INTEREST
At the New England Quilt Museum: "Gilding the Lily: Embroidery in Quilts, Past
and Present"- through December 30, 2017
Curators' Reception and Gallery Talk for this exhibit, Saturday, September 23,
2017 at 11:00
"What Remains: Wooden Quilt Sculptures" by Laura Petrovich-Cheney
Fuller Craft Museum, 43 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301
Now through November 12, 2017
This exhibit features the scrap "quilts" of New Jersey artist Laura Petrovich-Cheney.
Using traditional and contemporary quilt patterns, Laura creates complex and vibrant
forms from Hurricane Sandy debris that was salvaged by the artist from dumpsters, refuse
piles and local waste stations. Her meaningful practice explores issues of loss, identity,
memory, and renewal.
Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00-5:00, Thursday evening free admission from 5:00-9:00
Admission $10.00, Seniors $8.00
For more about the artist see www.LauraCheney.com
Connections Quilt Festival, Nashua, NH, November 9-11, 2017
Quilts, Merchants, Classes, Fun, Special National Quilt exhibit
Bus groups welcome!
For more info see www.ConnectionsQuiltFestival.com
Hand embroidery, machine embroidery, thread painting, ribbon embroidery and embellishing
have been used by quilt makers, past and present, to enhance the visual impact of their work.
In Gilding the Lily, the New England Quilt Museum’s Curator has assemble a remarkably
diverse selection of embroidered quilts and textile arts from American museums, historical
societies, private collectors, and quilt artists that span more than 200 years.
Among the oldest examples is a petticoat embroidered in 1750 with crewelwork flowers that
was made into a quilt two generations later. The Crazy Quilt fad of the late 1800’s is well
represented, as is the Crazy Quilt revival of the 1980s.
An outstanding selection of contemporary works represent some of the country’s most
renowned quilt artists working with thread painting and machine embroidery. For those who
have not been introduced to the innovative, provocative and uniquely beautiful work of
Alaskan textile artist, Amy Meissner, this exhibition is a must-see.