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Australian Quilter Speaks About Her Work At Exhibit Opening
by Susan K. Edwards, Director of Marketing, 270-442-8856 x214
June 6, 2011, Paducah, Ky.: The National Quilt Museum opens a new exhibit, “The Nature of Design,” Wednesday, June 8, 2011. It will be at the Museum through September 5, 2011. Australian quilter, Cynthia Morgan, one of the two quilters featured in the exhibit, will be at the Museum Wednesday, June 8 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to meet Morgan and hear about her work. The exhibit features quilts from both Cynthia Morgan and Velda Newman, two top quiltmakers exploring nature through their work.
“This exhibit is two very different looks at how nature inspires. Both [ladies] have been quilters for a long time and have a very mature style,” said Judy Schwender, Curator and Registrar for the Museum. “Cynthia is here to deliver her quilts and is always eager to talk with people about her work.”
Morgan is a resident of the Sunshine Coast at Caloundra, north of Brisbane, Australia. She dyes her fabrics to achieve greater subtlety for her art quilts and works in the ever-changing sea colors. Morgan is known for her Rainforest, Australian Outback, and Flower series, as well as the Barrier Reef and Sea series.
Newman is an internationally recognized contemporary quilt artist, author, and lecturer from Northern California. Known for her large scale, mostly organic designs, Newman’s work has appeared in many national and international exhibitions for the past 18 years and has been featured in over 30 publications. Newman will hold a quilting workshop at the Museum August 4 – 6, 2011, during the time her work is hanging.
The National Quilt Museum is a non-profit institution located at 215 Jefferson Street in downtown Paducah, KY. The Museum is open year-round Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST. The Museum is also open on Sundays 1-5 p.m. April - October. The National Quilt Museum is ADA compliant.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports The National Quilt Museum with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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