Stroll through aisles of quilts, including contemporary, traditional, art and modern works by artists from across the country. Join guided quilt walks through selected galleries, hosted by quilting personalities whose work is featured in the collections.
Bee Artful Mountain Laurel Guild Landscape Quilt
Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild – Bee Artful Fiber Group
When Adele Steele designed a 2017 Group challenge for the Bee Artfuls of the Mountain Laurel Quilters Guild in Clarkesville, Georgia she asked, "What would you find in your landscape?" Each art quilter was given a pattern with sky, three mountains, water and meadow along with sky fabric and one mountain fabric. Each quilter then used her fabric stash to fill-in the remaining pattern. Once the original pattern was completed all 15 landscapes where cut into 3 pieces and the left and right side were exchanged with 2 other quilters. Then each quilter finished her landscape as she desired. Search the mini-quilts and you will find sheep, birds, cabins, hot air balloons and even Hogwarts!
Participants: Kathy Booker, Virginia Cawood, Janice Chiaffredo, Silke Cliatt, Glenda Hall, Kathy Ingmundson, Hilary Johnson, Bev Mannes, Jan Pitman, Rita Sander, Lucia Scroggs, Nancy Sievert, Adele Steele, Jane Threlkeld, Shirley Wilson
A Year of Weekly Quilts
by Bev Mannes of Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild – Bee Artful Fiber Group
Bev Mannes challenged herself with the following rules: make a 12" square quilt every week in 2016 and 2017. Use as many different techniques as possible, use what she has (UFOs are good), make it the week before it is hung, and take supplies with her if out of town. Be creative and enjoy the process. Bev reports the challenge was a great way to use up samples and try a lot of new techniques. See her results (she didn't miss a week for the entire two years!) at the Expo. Maybe you'll be inspired to challenge yourself too.
Curated by Mary Kerr
Join in the magic of hexagons as Mary Kerr shares yet another way to enjoy this time honored, ever popular pattern. Recycled Hexies presents a fresh and exciting way to repurpose, reuse and recycle those hexie fragments from yesteryear. Hundreds of hexagon patterns were published and thousands of quilts were started yet many of these textiles were never finished. Still others were damaged from overuse and neglect. Watch as these neglected textiles are transformed into contemporary quilts to be used, treasured and enjoyed. marywkerr.com
Go on a Quilt Walk with Mary Kerr: Thursday 2:30 | Friday 10:30 | Saturday 11:15
Curated by Mary Kerr
Old Glory was born when red white and blue vintage quilt tops were finished by long arm quilters who share a military connection. The quilters received the top, backing and the instructions, “quilt as desired”. They donated their time and talent. We chose to work with “forgotten” tops - the ones that were damaged, unfinished, ill made or unremarkable. These tops were not destined to be completed, enjoyed or treasured. What we now share is pure magic!
The exhibit was created to promote the Quilts of Valor program. We choose to focus on our patriotic heritage and further serve the military family that we have been fortunate to be a part of. These quilts will debut at the 2017 Quilts of Valor show and then travel as a collection for 18-24 months. When they are done traveling the quilts will be auctioned to raise funds for Quilts of Valor.
Go on a Quilt Walk with Mary Kerr: Thursday 1:45 | Friday 1:45
Winter Games Quilt Challenge
Quilt Expo from Wisconsin Public Television with Nancy Zieman
View this impressive exhibit to see a collection of quilts that capture the spirit of the 2018 Winter Olympics! From quilts depicting snowy evenings to quilts showcasing winter sports, each entry is different, but each represents the excitement of the Winter Games. Don't miss your chance to view this brand-new, one-of-a-kind exhibit!
Threads of Resistance
A juried exhibition of fiber art created by the Artist Circle Alliance to protest the Trump administration’s actions and policies, Threads of Resistance received over 500 submissions in response to its call for art, 63 of which were chosen for this traveling exhibit. The Artist Circle Alliance seeks to address current issues including climate change, sexual assault, immigration, the refugee crisis, racism, and sexism with this exhibit. The art in this exhibition expresses a range of emotions from anger and sadness, to our hope for positive change.
Through much of history, quilts have spoken to many political causes, including the temperance movement, women’s suffrage, nuclear proliferation, and AIDS awareness. Quilts have always been a means of expression for people whose political voices were silenced. Art is about communication, and the makers of these works are eager to share their viewpoints. Agree? Disagree? We invite you to join us as we examine these issues and consider differing opinions with civilized, constructive conversation. We hope to ultimately gain a better understanding of one another's perspectives and to foster continued change in a positive direction. threadsofresistance.org
Red & White Quilting: An Iconic Tradition in 40 Blocks
Bold, graphic, stunning and versatile describes the iconic collection of quilts, showcased in the Red & White Quilting display. The quilts are from Linda Pumphrey’s newest book Red & White Quilting, An Iconic Tradition in 40 Blocks – original designs based on traditional blocks, rearranged to be contemporary with high-contrast appeal. Classic yet contemporary, red and white is one of the most iconic color combinations in quilting, inspiring designers, collectors, and major exhibits. The vibrant contrast of red and white quilts has enticed quilters for three centuries and been a staple since the mid-nineteenth century.
Go on a Quilt Walk with Linda Pumphrey: Saturday at 1:00
Best of North Texas Quilt Festival
In conjunction with Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
Peruse through this exhibit to view stunning, handpicked quilts from the North Texas Quilt Festival. These quilts were selected from over 350 contest quilts created by members of six North Texas guilds, including Bear Creek Quilt Guild, Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild, Fort Worth Quilt Guild, Irving Quilt Guild, Quilters' Guild of Arlington and Trinity Valley Quilters' Guild. Within this diverse exhibit, you will find quilts with many forms of inspiration and quilters' level of expertise. Come and be charmed as you discover the unique story each quilter has to tell. northtexasquiltfestival.com
Fly Me to the Moon
Artists from 8 countries have created art quilts celebrating Man’s First Walk on the Moon. This multifaceted collection includes quilts that: commemorate the iconic images from the news; recall personal memories of July 20, 1969; honor all of the Apollo Missions; recognize all of the Apollo Astronauts; investigate scientific moon images; examine NASA’s cool tools; explain myths associated with the moon; define moon idioms; replay the music inspired by the moon; visit pop culture icons; and make us fall in love again under the romantic moon. All of the quilts in this collection are 18" wide and 30" long and were juried to be a cohesive exhibit. Although the quilts are varied in style, the theme is always the same, the moon. These art quilts tell the story of our fascination with the moon since the dawn of time through the Apollo moon walks and beyond. Well-known and fairly new fiber artists have stretched their creative muscles to draw the viewer in to the world of science, romance, history and fantasy. This exhibit has something for everyone. susannemjones.com/fly-me-to-the-moon