Next weekend Sunday Feb. 23rd I have the honor to be invited to demonstrate some of my old fashioned quilting know how at the beautiful exhibition of antique quilts called Workt by Hand currently on display in the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Several quilters from the DC Modern quilt guild will be there from Noon until 5 PM answering questions about our work and the quilts in the show. It really is a magnificent exhibition from the vaults of the ancient Brooklyn NY Art Museum's holdings.
I am planning to bring along my Victorian style hand embroidered Crazy Quilt to show and tell by the real things! After all the modern work shown at the Anacostia Arts Center's Stitched exhibition and the doris-mae Man on Man show this is a real throw back for me and my projects. I began the Crazy Quilt inspired by a museum show or something that escapes me now back in 1999. I know my sister was going to work it up with me but found she is too busy with her pets and work to do embroidery. after a couple years work on the piecing and embroidery I discovered it makes my neck ache to the point of disability and it's laid in a box for a long time waiting for me to get the courage to put it all together.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
First show is in the Anacostia Arts Center 1231 Good Hope Rd, SE from 4-7 PM opening with lots of other Modern Quilt Guild events planned.
Including a guild quilt sewing day where you can drop in to see the show and how we make quilts on March 22nd, 11-4 PM
The exhibition runs February 15 - March 29. A public opening reception will be held on February 15 from 4 - 7 p.m. Viewing hours are Tuesday- Saturday from 11 am - 7 pm and during special events. Anacostia Arts Center is located at 1231 Good Hope Road SE. The exhibition is FREE and open to the public.
“Quilting has seen a recent resurgence in interest by practitioners, collectors, and spectators; we are thrilled to be showcasing talented local artisans. Having the Arts Center’s walls wrapped-up snugly in over two dozen quilts make for the perfect winter exhibition,” remarks Director Kate Taylor Davis.
The second show opening 6-9 PM at doris-mae gallery on 1716 14th St. 2nd floor WDC tel. 202-299-0027
Sunday March 2nd at 2 PM we have an artist talk planned.