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September, 2016

Walker Sisters Quilt Exhibit

Jul. 04, 2016 - Nov. 09, 2016
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center & Cades Cove Heritage Tours Historic Walker Sisters Quilt Exhibit and Private Tours Now through November 8, 2016 The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center is honored to be the exclusive exhibit venue for six quilts lovingly handcrafted by the Walker sisters of Little Greenbrier. These historic artifacts have never before been on public display, and at the end of our exhibit, will go into the archives of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. These quilts serve as a shining example of the sisters’ commitment to the traditions of their family, their ancestors and the land on which they lived. The Walker Sisters grew to fame when they steadfastly refused to leave their family’s homestead as the Parks Commission was working to purchase land that would later become the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The sisters persevered and obtained rights to a lifetime lease of their home place. The six quilts on display show the resourcefulness of mountain families. Constructed of fabric that was often made by the Sisters themselves, the quilts are made from patterns handed down through the generations. Admission to the Museum includes the Walker Sisters exhibit. For more information call 865-448-0044 or visit Cades Cove Heritage Tours is offering private group tours on Tuesday’s from July through November 8, 2016 to visit Little Greenbrier, and the Walker Sisters’ family homestead. At the Little Greenbrier School, tour participants will meet Robin Goddard, interpreter, storyteller, and teacher, who spent summers with the Walker Sisters at their home. Robin Goddard will offer a glimpse into the life and times of the Walker Sisters presented in the “first person” exclusively for our guests. Your group will have a memorable learning experience about the Walker Sisters in ways no other format can convey. Finally, you will visit the Walker Sisters final resting place at Mattox Cemetery in Wears Valley before returning to the Heritage Center in Townsend. We also offer an optional 1 mile “easy” hike to visit the Walker Sisters' homestead in Little Greenbrier. Quilt Guilds are being offered special discounted pricing for groups of 10 or more. $15 per person without hike / $20 with hike. Box lunches are available at $12 per person. Walker Sisters Tours are only available on Tuesday’s starting July 2016 through November 8, 2016 For more information or reservations, call 865-448-8838.

To Dye For

Jul. 16, 2016 - Oct. 02, 2016
Sue Cavanaugh, Kim Eichler-Messmer, Ann Johnston, Lyric Montgomery Kinard, Jeannie Palmer Moore

To Dye For

Jul. 16, 2016 - Oct. 02, 2016
Five artists from across the United States who are known for dyeing their own fabric are exhibiting at Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles this summer in To Dye For. Hand-dyed fabric has gained in popularity since the tie-dyed tee-shirts of the 1960s and now the techniques are vast. Ohio artist Sue Cavanaugh describes her technique as stitch resist shibori, but rather than dipping her stitched fabric into a dye pot, she paints the dye onto the fabric. Cavanaugh’s stitched, gathered and dyed dress forms sparked her series, A Glimpse in Alice’s Closet. Her work has been juried into both Quilt Visions and Quilt National, and is in public and private collections in the US and Europe. Cavanaugh will present a program about her work on July 24th at 11:00 a.m. at Visions Art Museum. Admission for the program is $10 or $7 for Visions Art Museum members. Kim Eichler-Messmer’s work is influenced by the area around her home in Kansas City, Kansas. Her midwest surroundings influence her abstract use of the landscape. Eichler-Messmer is assistant professor of fiber at Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri. She is the author of Modern Color: An Illustrated Guide to Dyeing Fabric for Modern Quilts. Eichler-Messmer’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Oregon artist Ann Johnston uses her own hand dyed fabrics for her geographically inspired dye painted whole cloth silk quilts. Johnston’s development of dyeing and construction techniques led to her colorful book, The Quilter’s Book of Design, and her recent DVD, Color by Accident: Exploring Low-Water Immersion Dyeing. She is widely known for her dye books, workshops, and her lifetime of making quilts. She has taught and exhibited around the world for 30 years. Lyric Montgomery Kinard is attracted to old and new materials for her Mill Wheels series. Her process is layered - beginning with white cloth then dyeing, painting, layering and stitching. A resident of North Carolina, she was recognized as teacher of the year in 2011 by the International Association of Professional Quilters. An award winning quilter, Kinard is the author of Art + Quilt: Design Principles and Creativity Exercises, and she also writes for Quilting Arts Magazine. She has released two DVD Workshops: Surface Design Sampler Platter, and Bead It Like You Mean It. California artist Jeannie Palmer Moore is a mixed media fiber artist who reproduces representational and interpretative images from her own photographs and drawings. She creates a painterly style with the addition of texture using fabric, paints, dyes, screens and stitch. Several of her quilts are currently traveling in exhibitions with Studio Art Quilt Associates.

Inspired by the Masters

Jul. 16, 2016 - Oct. 02, 2016
Jane Dunnewold is a professional artist, teacher, and author of Art Cloth: A Guide to Surface Design on Fabric, Complex Cloth and Art Cloth. She teaches and lectures internationally, and maintains Jane Dunnewold Studios, a studio and retreat center in the historic district of San Antonio, Texas. Her passions include the psychology of artistry and meaning. She is especially interested in “writing and making” as integral aspects of the creative process. Dunnewold’s latest series was created especially for her solo exhibition, Inspired by the Masters which opens with a reception on July 16th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. As the title suggests, these works were inspired by famous art masters. Meet Dunnewold at the opening reception and at her lecture and book signing on Sunday, July 17th at 11:00 a.m. when she shares concepts from her new book, Creative Strength Training: Prompts, Exercises and Stories to Encourage Artistic Genius.

Harvest of Quilts XIII Scrap Happy at Thirty

Sep. 24, 2016 - Sep. 25, 2016
Guest Speaker Susan Reich! Invitational of Antique Quilts –“Scrap Happy”! Gallery Talk, Judged Show, Vendors, Block Contest, Boutique with Quilts for Sale, Demonstrations, Door Prizes, AQS Appraisals by Sue Reich, and Raffle Prizes of Quilt, Quilter’s Attic Gift Certificate or Handmade Basket (by Mary Bickle) Full of Fabric. Raffle to support Pine Bush High School Scholarships! Food and beverages available for purchase.

  • Sponsor: Country Quilters
  • Location: Pine Bush High School, 156 St. Rte. 302, Pine Bush, NY
  • Admission: $7 Single Day; $10 Both Days; Children under 12 Free
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Streetsboro Quilt Guild Biennial Quilt Show 2016

Sep. 30, 2016 - Oct. 01, 2016
Judged Show, Vendors' Mall, Raffle Quilt and Baskets, Country Cupboard

  • Sponsor: Streetsboro Quilt Guild
  • Location: Faith Baptist Church, Streetsboro Ohio
  • Admission: $5 per person
  • Contact: Sharon Kemp 330-283-2697
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