Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Cutting Edge Quilt Show

On the way home from Berea yesterday, we also stopped to see this show at The Living Arts and Science Center. You can click on the postcard to see the artists'  names, and a few of the quilts in the show.

It was a small, but very good show. This quilt by Cindy Vough was my favorite. I kept going back to look at it again. She had done beautiful quilting on the leaves and ferns, and the little wren, which was completely thread painted, was really amazing. I looked up some of her other work online, and I am very impressed.

There were some other unique pieces, including a delightful New York Subway map, and some dolls and other humorous three-dimensional pieces. There were several wearables, and some  beautiful silk paintings as well. 

One of the best things about the show was that it included some hands-on activities for children or inquiring adults. Quilting is definitely a tactile art, but almost all of the time, there are no opportunities to satisfy that sense of touch in a show (for understandable reasons.)

 It was definitely inspiring! I'd better get to work!

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