Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival 2014 Award Winners Announced! Click here to see!
New Exhibits Now Open!
Best of the Festival; Oct 9 - Nov. 23
The first floor of the Gaches Mansion hosts the blue ribbon quilts, wearables, and fiber art from our 2014 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival. On exhibit will be Best of Show and all the top entries in each category; plus the pieces that have been given an Award of Excellence. Whether your passion is traditional quilts, art quilts, wearable arts or fiber arts, there are many fine examples on display. This is your opportunity to really study the designs and techniques of talented contemporary artists.
Elin Noble: Vox Stellarum; Oct 9 - Dec 28
Textile artist, Elin Noble, will transform the third floor galleries into an installation using itajime dyed silk organza. Her black and white silk panels feature irregular horizontal and vertical geometrical shapes. The panels are hung in sets, allowing a play of overlapping shapes and moiré patterns. Also on view are pod-like three dimensional poetic forms.
The Vox Stellarum series was made as a result of an invitation to create a response piece to the extraordinary prints published in the early 18centry by the Swiss theologian, Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, who hoped to prove that science and sacred scriptures were not mutually exclusive. The print that Elin responded to depicts a prophet who views future generations in the stars. Her inspiration came from the subject matter and the quality of the lines in the engraving.
Hawaiian Quilting: Traditions Continues; Oct 9 - Dec 28
Learning to hand stitch at nine years old, Grace Hawley took to Hawaiian quilting naturally. Her first Hawaiian quilting class was in 1985 with teacher, Gail Chamberlain, while living in Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. The class project was to make one pillow; she completed two pillows by the time the workshop was finished. The next project was to make a quilt; inspiring Grace to create her first original quilt, Underwater Wonderland, celebrating her love of diving and incorporating the underwater life in the Marshall Islands. Grace made many small projects as gifts and progressed to full size quilts about 1990.
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