Saturday, March 4, 2017

Made in Europe at AQS QuiltWeeks

AQS QuiltWeek Daytona Beach, FL: March 1 – 4, 2017
AQS QuiltWeek Lancaster, PA: March 29 – April 1, 2017
Paducah Art School Gallery, Paducah, KY April - May, 2017
AQS QuiltWeek Grand Rapids, MI: August 16 – 19, 2017"

“Made in Europe” showcases 30 art quilts from makers in the SAQA Europe and ME region. The quilts celebrate geographical features of the region – the mountainsides in Italy, England’s “green and pleasant land”, birds in Sweden and local flowers in abundance. Abstract works reflect wintery walks on our shores and thought provoking designs depicted by text often in the maker’s mother tongue command your attention.

These art quilts show the wide variety of design and techniques used to make textile in Europe and the ME. Many of the works are created using the makers own hand dyed fabrics, others are hand painted and some incorporate digital images. There are whole cloth pieces, quilts which have been neatly pieced and others where makers have applied a rougher more patched look.  Quilts are machine stitched, hand stitched, fused and embellished with yarns and beads.

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