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The Quilt as Art – January 2012 show

The Main Street Gallery is excited to show “The Quilt as Art” in January 2012. Local quilters (from the Trinity County Thursday Night Strippers) and out-of-area quilt groups (Faultline, of Berkeley, and Mountain Valley Quilters, of Nevada City) present their beautiful artistic fabric creations to the January show at the Main Street.

Lin Schiffner "Wisdom Tree" - quilt

Quilt art, sometimes known as art quilting, is an art form that uses traditional quilting techniques to create art objects. This form of fabric art has developed in the last few decades, as fabric artists and quilters expanded their horizons beyond traditional quilt designs to embrace a remarkable realm of creative expression.

Alexandra Von Berg "Mermaid" quilt

Practitioners of quilt art create their works based on their experiences, imagery, and ideas rather than on traditional patterns. Although quilt art originated in traditional quilting techniques, quilt artists now may use many different processes to create their artwork, including painting, dyeing, stamping, piecing, collage, printing (often incorporating a photograph printed onto fabric), applique, sculpting effects, and other complex cloth processes. Quilt art generally is either wall hung, framed, or mounted as sculpture. Quilt artists increasingly exhibit their works as fine art, in art galleries, in addition to exhibiting in quilt shows.

Marcia Stein "Santa Fe Pickup"

Participants in the show include: Thursday Night Strippers: Nancy Kline, Sue Rhodes, Cynthia Andrews; Faultline Group: Sue Fox, Alexandra von Burg; Mountain Valley Quilters Group: Joan Dyer, Lin Schiffner, Pamela Berry, Karel Hendee, Sandra Poteet. “Santa Fe Pickup,” by Marcia Stein, in the collection of Sally Davey, of Lewiston, will be a star attraction.

Main Street Gallery
490 Main Street, P.O. Box 421,
Weaverville, California 96093
530-623-9259
mainstreetgallery@velotech.net

 Hours:  11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday

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