Bus Trip on Saturday, May 4th!
Depart 8:30 am promptly at the Park and Ride, Route 110, LIE Westbound,
Please arrive at 8:15 am
Sponsored by Huntington Quilters
$57 per person, includes admission minimum 35 people
Contact: Kathy Redman, 631.495.4242
“WORKT BY HAND”
Brooklyn Museum, Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
March 15–September 15, 2013
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor
“Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts showcases approximately thirty-five American and European quilt masterpieces from the Brooklyn Museum’s renowned decorative arts collection. The exhibition examines the impact of feminist scholarship on the ways historical quilts have been and are currently viewed, contextualized, and interpreted. Spanning two centuries of quilt making, the exhibition features superlative examples of the most iconic quilt designs and techniques, including the “Barn Raising” or “Log Cabin” style, the “Garden Basket” style, “Double Wedding Band” designs, the “Rose of Sharon” pattern, and the Amish “Sunshine and Shadow” style, as well as a variety of album quilts.
“The exhibition considers how issues common to the craft and handmade nature of quilting practices, such as anonymity, authorship, and collectivity, have affected the interpretation and reception of quilts. It also examines the historical designation of quilts as crafts rather than art objects and the shift in the late twentieth century, under the influence of modernism, toward a formalist appreciation of quilts as works of abstract art. This shift, and its implications for the way quilts have been seen and understood, will be explored by the quilts being presented both vertically—as they are now frequently shown in museums and galleries—and horizontally, as though on the beds for which they were originally designed.
Pat Yamin, author of Two Patch Scrap Quilts, will be our guest at the March meeting. She will entertain us with her trunk show and plenty of fun stories. Pat will be teaching a workshop for us on Saturday, March 9 at the Northport Library from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. If you have signed up for the workshop, Rosy has already provided you with the materials list and directions to the library. Haven’t paid for the workshop yet? Get your check to Rosy immediately–$30 payable to Huntington Quilters.
Cheryl Almgren Taylor will be our guest at the April meeting. Cheryl is the author of Inspirational Appliqué and Deck the Halls. Her jigsaw appliqué workshop is set for Saturday, April 6 at the Conklin Barn in Huntington. There are still a few openings available if you would like to master Cheryl’s appliqué style. See Rosy with your check for $30 payable to Huntington Quilters. Cheryl will provide you with a kit in class so that you can learn her technique and apply it to your own creative ideas.
Rosy, Kate, and Bette say farewell to their role of program co-chairs this month. We invite HQ members to pay tribute to their Quilt Inspiration. Who inspired you to quilt? Do you own or have a photo of a quilt that person made? Or have you made a quilt based on techniques you learned from the quilter who inspired you? We hope that members will volunteer to share a 5 to 10 minute tribute to their Quilt Inspiration, the quilter who inspired them to embark on their creative quilting journey. We’re sure that there are many wonderful stories of Quilt Inspiration among our members. We look forward to hearing them in May.
and the fat quarter for the month of March is….Civil War Fabrics!