I will happily go to any exhibit of quilts, any size, any style. I’m fortunate to be friends with other quilters who share this passion. Our latest exhibit road trip was to take in the SAQA Piecing Together A Changing Planet traveling exhibit.
The 26 art quilts in the exhibit shared a common size and theme – the effects of human activity on our national parks. Beyond that, they diverged wildly. Because the artists packed so much detail into their quilts my friends and I spent considerable time with each quilt, examining techniques and making guesses about how certain effects were achieved. The Cleveland Metroparks Watershed Stewardship Center, which hosted the exhibit, considerately made white gloves available so we could check out the back sides as well.
It’s a good thing there were only 26 quilts. Otherwise, we would have had to take a sitdown break every so often. And our brains would have popped trying to take in any more quilts.
I’m going to present photos (which were allowed) of details only. Click on any one for a slide show. The height at which the quilts were hung made each one look narrower at the top than the bottom in my photos. I thought it threw off the visual effect.