In addition to taking in Quilt National 2015 on our recent jaunt to Athens, Ohio, my friend and I stopped by the Kennedy Museum of Art to view SAQA’s Earth Stories traveling exhibit. This is a small (24 quilts) but choice group of art quilts chosen for SAQA’s 25th anniversary.
After winding our way up a hill that overlooks the Hocking River we found the museum to be a large red brick Victorian mansion the Munsters would be happy to call home.
Here are our favorites.
Here’s a link to thumbnail photos of all 24 quilts. If you click on one you’ll be treated to a much larger photo. The exhibit will make the following stops after it leaves Athens on September 6:
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, November 6, 2015, through February 28, 2016
Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV June 25, 2016, through October 2, 2016
Erie Museum of Art, Erie, PA January 20, 2017, through June 11, 2017
Why see it in person when you can see it online? The photos cannot do justice to the subtleties of coloring and quilting. If you tour the exhibit with a friend you can have some lovely chats about what impresses you and how the artist achieved her effects.