Posted October 6, 2022

'The Art of the Quilt' returns to Piedmont Arts, Nov. 4

Join Piedmont Arts for an opening reception in honor of the museum's new exhibits, Friday, Nov. 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the museum.

For the 13th year, colorful quilts and fiber arts created by artists from across the Southeast will be on display as part of the museum’s biennial invitational exhibition, The Art of the Quilt. More than 40 artists will take part in this fiber arts showcase co-curated by master quilters Linda Fiedler and Betty Blessin.

Themed “Unity,” this year’s exhibit features hand- and machine-stitched quilts, contemporary textiles, and a special showcase of quilts by the African American Quilt Circle of Durham, N.C.

“This exhibit is an indicator of the creative energy among artists who are currently making quilts,” said Fiedler. “Having evolved beyond the quilt as just a bed covering, these artists approach quilt making much as an artist approaches painting — by combining idea, color, material, composition, form, texture, and spontaneity to express their personal interpretation of their world."

Works by Virginia Foothills Quilters Guild will be on display in the museum’s Lynwood Artists Gallery. A Piedmont Arts Community Partner, Virginia Foothills Quilters Guild was formed to maintain and stimulate an interest in all matters pertaining to making, collecting and preserving quilts.

A Stitch in Time: Cross Stitch by Marilyn Vaughn will be on display in the Hallway Gallery. The exhibit features cross stitch samplers created by Vaughn over three decades.

The opening reception is free and open to the public. Complimentary wine and light refreshments will be served. Music by Ann Nichols. Artist talk at 6:15 p.m. with co-curators Fiedler and Blessin. RSVP required by Nov. 1 to 276.632.3221 or online here.

Exhibits will be on display Nov. 5 through Jan. 14. Exhibit admission is always free.

Exhibits and reception sponsored by Bunco Babes, Nancy Baker, Susan Critz, Jerri and Joe DeVault, Sandra Ford, Olivia and Pres Garrett, Libby Kormos, Anne and Gene Madonia, Susan and David Morris, Betty Lou and Ron Pigg, John and Deborah Schupp, Virginia Foothills Quilters Guild and Lynwood Artists.

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