Display Gallery

The latest exhibits from textile artists around the country are on display. Let your mind wander as your feet take you past art and traditional quilts and more.

Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)
Join Frieda Anderson on a Quilt Walk Friday at 1:00
Deux parlant d’une seule voix: two speaking with one voice. This is the expression the Studio Art Quilt Associates artists have tried to capture visually in the Deux exhibition. Artists were asked to submit up to four works that best represented their artistic voice, an expression of the artist’s individuality spoken through technique, color palette, subject matter, materials, or a combination of all of the above. See how their individual voices truly shine through.

Doorway Series

Artist Statement - Marlene Glickman
A doorway was created for the Roots of Racism: Ignorance and Fear show. I loved making a fabric artwork that people could take part in while it hung. Then while making collages as a daily design challenge for a year following the color wheel I found myself sketching all styles and shapes of doorways in my journal. When I had the time, I decided to do each color as large scale doorways so people could walk through them and be a part of the artwork. Getting other involved in the process of creativity is a passion with me. The five you will see at the Expo are the beginning of that series.

Quilt as Desired
Curated by Mary Kerr
Vintage tops have been "Quilted as Desired" by some of the best long arm quilters in the business. This display has taken unremarkable vintage tops and created something magical! Enjoy this unique marriage of the old and new as the lines that divide the quilt worlds become blurred. www.MaryWKerr.com

Downton Abbey Mystery Quilt-Along

Join Ebony Love on a Quilt Walk Thursday at 2:00 and Friday at 1:15
It’s no mystery that Downton Abbey is the hottest TV series followed by millions of loyal viewers. While waiting for the new series to start in January, Ebony Love of Love Bug Studios hosted an online Mystery Quilt Along for Downton Abbey fans.

Using Andover’s Downton Abbey fabric line, featuring collections for Lady Mary, Lady Sybil, Lady Edith and, of course, the Dowager herself, quilters from all over the world created spectacular quilts and vied for great prizes. The quilt blocks themselves were the mystery! Quilters didn’t know exactly what results would be until the very end – just like the tangled story lines on the show!

See the results, and get inspired to create that Downton Abbey elegance and intrigue in a quilt for your home or to give to your favorite Downton Abbey fanatic.

Chicago Modern Quilt Guild 
This year's guild challenge for the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild was "The Seasons." Members were assigned a season of the year and had 3 months to create an original modern quilt. Guest judges from the Modern Movement, John Adams, Cherri House, Faith Jones, Sarah Nishiura, Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr, and guild members voted on the best of our amazing creations. The winning quilts were photographed and are part of our guild's 16 month calendar. We are honored for you to see not only the winners, but all the amazing quilts in person.

Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting Staff Quilts
Designed and made by members of the Fons & Porter editorial team, each quilt in this collection has been featured in a recent issue of Love of Quilting, Easy Quilts, Scrap Quilts or Quilting Quickly. Every member of the editorial team is a dedicated quilter who loves to design and make quilts for the many publications you love from Fons & Porter. Patterns are available for all of the quilts in this collection.

If Your Quilt Could Talk…What would it say?
Bring a quilt or two to the Expo and let Caryl Scheutz of Woodhaven Studio, a certified quilt appraiser, tell you more about your antique, contemporary, and art quilts, as well as other quilted textiles. Friday and Saturday only.