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Visitors of the Day
December 6, 2017
The Prud'homme Cousin Reunion with family members from Colorado, Arizona, and Texas. In front of the quilt “Delmar” by Beth VanCleave Copeland in the “Made in Texas!” exhibit.
Our winter exhibits feature Masters, Winners, and a touch of Indigo!
Lori TriplettThe upcoming exhibits running from January 11 through April 1, 2018 will feature a wide array of quilts from traditional to art, and antiques to modern works.
The Museum will also have two free lectures. Lori Triplett will speak on the Poos Collection on January 13, and Jane Dunnewold will speak about her Masters exhibit on February 3. Both begin at 3 p.m., and Museum admission is free beginning at 2 p.m. on those two days. The upcoming exhibits are:
Jane Dunnewold: Inspired by the Masters
After Dunnewold viewed an exhibition of the work of French artist Henri Matisse, she became fascinated by the colors and unique perspective in his still life paintings. Dunnewold decided to incorporate vintage textiles into a quilt series as an homage to Matisse and other masters, linking fine art and craft. She used a wide variety of materials, but the techniques are all her own
in these 14 quilts.
View of the Harbor (41" x 33") by Jane Dunnewold. From the exhibit "Jane Dunnewold: Inspired by the Masters."
Antique Indigo Quilts from the Poos Collection
Kay Triplett began purchasing antique quilts many years ago, amassed from antique shops, international travel, estate sales, auctions, dealers, and gifts. She named it the Poos Collection in tribute to her grandmother. These 25 examples of 19th-century treasures showcase exquisite hand quilting and the gorgeous contrast of vibrant blue on white.
Medallion (33" x 31"), c. 1830, artist unknown. From the exhibit "Antique Indigo Quilts from the Poos Collection."
Quilts: A World of Beauty Prizewinners
Museumgoers will enjoy 15 winning quilts from the International Quilt Association’s 2017 “Quilts: A World of Beauty” Judged Show. IQA members from all over the world sent their work to compete for more than $96,000 in cash, non-purchase prizes in 20+ categories. This is where the best of quilting in a wide variety of styles and techniques come together.
At the Waterhole (99” x 73”) by Sheila Finzer. From the exhibit "Quilts: A World of Beauty Prizewinners 2017."
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