Worth the trip! The Sacred Threads exhibition this year was incredible. To really appreciate the 170 quilts on display, you had to set aside at least a few hours. Unlike a typical art exhibition, the artist’s statement was included along with each piece. Learning the story behind each quilt was enlightening, powerful and at times heartbreaking.
I got to meet the lovely Lisa Ellis, who took over management of the show with Christine Adams after founders Vikki Pignatelli and Wendy Bynner stepped down. I also talked to Luana Rubin, owner of www.equilter.com (where I buy almost ALL my fabric and thread). She shared a few of her own quilts and talked about the design & creation of her fabrics.
I was thrilled to participate in this unique show, and plan to enter again in 2013.
Here are a few photos from my visit:
I love this one: “Primary Chairs” by Jeanette Thompson. To see it in person, you notice that one leg of the chair is broken, and different objects are placed on it to balance it out. For some reason it just spoke to me.
The “Walking in Love” special exhibit was amazing. I admired the beautiful, sheer drapery and individual panels made by various artists. My brother-in-law and husband noticed the awesome hanging system, specially made for this exhibit. I never would have seen the spiral-shaped copper pipes if they hadn’t pointed them out!
You can see more examples of Sacred Threads quilts on their website: