|Hammersmith Quilters Guild
|Quilt Block Clip Art
Dawn's Quilting Clip Art.
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The New England Quilt Museum is now open with restrictions and safety protocols
in place to keep visitors, staff, and volunteers safe. They are operating under their
reduced winter hours and are open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 to
4:00 each day. Please see their website for visitor information: www.neqm.org
|UPCOMING SHOWS, SHOP HOPS
& ITEMS OF INTEREST
"The Quilted Canvas III, Still Here!"
November 3 through February 6, 2021
The Quilted Canvas III, Still Here! is the final exhibition in a series that began in 2017 at
the New England Quilt Museum to celebrate America’s pioneering art quilters. This third
installment features the works of four such pioneers-- Judi Blaydon, Rhoda Cohen, Nancy
Halpern, and Jan Myers-Newbury. These artists received “classical” training in art school
in the 1950s and 1960s, but chose to explore fabric as their primary creative medium at a
time when this was unusual.
In the 1960s and 1970s, the “hippie movement” and the American Bicentennial spurred a
craft revival and general re-awakening of interest in fiber arts. Artists explored the textile
medium through the lens of a fine arts perspective and shattered conventional notions of
what the American patchwork quilt should be.
Exhibited internationally, coveted by collectors, and featured in numerous publications,
the innovative works of these four women continue to demand our attention and influence
new generations of textile artists.
"Edges" (SAQA Exhibit)
January 7 through March 27, 2021
“We encounter many edges in our lives – the edge between water and land, land and sky,
day and night, fall and winter, hope and discouragement. We can equally live on the
edge, negotiating a path between difficult options or exploring life to its limits.”
Elaine Cominos Hickey and Sue Colozzi, Co-Curators
New England based members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) were invited to
explore and present their individual interpretations of the theme, “Edges”. Juror,
Anastasia Azure, selected 35 works among 93 submitted by some of the region’s most
accomplished textile artists. This exhibition in the NEQM Genre Gallery features a variety
of techniques employed by the artists and reflects a broad range of styles, from abstract