One aspect of the show that I love is that is just doesn't have our quilts in it, they also found a way to feature some of our hand dyed and painted fabric, the jewelry that one of our members creates, and other creations that involve fiber. The first thing you see when entering the gallery is this spectacular wall of hand dyed fabric.
This was created by Kathleen and Cathy, and it is a gorgeous abstraction of our mountains and valley. They spent hours starching the fabric to the wall. You can get an idea of just how large it is from the picture!
Opposite this is a wall with the round robin quilts the group has created over the past year. There is a lot of variety and creativity here!
Behind the fabric wall are the three 'rooms' with the rest of our quilts and fabric displayed.
The middle room had this snowflake quilt as the focal point. It was stenciled by most of the group (I missed that meeting), and quilted by Liza Ann. It is beautiful!
One room had a tree theme. We created leaves for this tree, and hung tree-themed quilts in the room.
Sue Swinyard's gorgeous jewelry is displayed in a couple of cases, as are her airbrushed pillows. You can see those in a previous photo.
We had walls displaying fabric. . .
and we had fabric hanging from the ceiling!
It is a beautiful show, and I am so happy and proud to be part of it. I had a wonderful time talking to people, and got some fantastic feedback on my work. The college and a non-profit organization, EngAGEUtah, sponsored a workshop earlier in the day, Creative Aging, with a speaker brought in from New York- Susan Perlstein. She is not only an artist, she is a social worker, so I was very interested in what she had to say in the workshop. She also came to the opening, and I had a chance to visit with her. It was the frosting on the cake!
Here are most of the women who contributed work to this exhibit. Fittingly, we took our picture in front of the fabric wall. The one person missing is Sue, who was off on a cruise.
From left to right, they are Bonnie, Liza Ann, Kathleen, Francine, Cathy, me, and Lonnie.
So there you have it- a fantastic Friday indeed!