We had such fun setting up the exhibit last week...
"A Virginia Tribute to Jane Stickle".
32 Women have pieces in this exhibit.
Quilters of various ages and skill levels from all over Virginia gathered over 13 months to share 1 common bond... a deep affection for the Jane Stickle quilt and a passion to recreate it. There are full size quilts to view and a few smaller pieces which reflect how quilter's find Jane's quilt relevant to today. Each of the smaller items has a practical use and the quilter created it using Jane blocks as part of the design element of their work.
As curator, I gave a lecture at the Artists Reception this past Saturday.
While talking about the life of Jane Stickle and the details of her quilt....
(comprised of 5,602 pieces) I had the honor of sharing a quilt made by a former student, Jean Young.
The exhibit Opens today May 5th 2015 and will remain on display thru July 4th.
If you live in Virginia or plan to visit this Spring/Summer and would like to visit the museum click HERE for more information regarding their location and hours.
Another highlight for me this week.... my Jane Quilt is featured in the new Spring/Summer 2015 edition of Quilt Sampler magazine.
It's on page 11 in the magazine. Standing in front of my quilt is Angie Russell. She is a dedicated employee of Kelly Ann's Quilting. Kelly Ann was named and featured as having one of the top 10 Quilt Shops across the United States and Canada. For more pictures of Kelly Ann's Shop from the magazine click HERE.
every quilt tells a story.....