Plan Ahead for the Lowell Quilt Festival: August 12 – 14, 2010 (Lowell, MA)

Come to Lowell, Massachusetts this August to experience one of the country’s foremost celebrations of the art and craft of quilting.  This year’s festival offers more excitement than ever before.  http://www.lowellquiltfestival.org/ image

Many SAQA members have work in one of the fiber art exhibitions at Lowell.  Take a stroll and see them on GALLERY NIGHT: Thursday Aug 12, 5:30 – 7:00 pm.  The following venues will be open during these special evening hours:

Cadrain_HomageCabbage IMAGES, the centerpiece of the Festival, is moving to the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.  This judged and juried exhibit will feature hundreds of entrants from around the country and around the world.

Opening Ceremony: Thursday Aug 12, 9:30 – 10:00 am

Lowell Memorial Auditorium

50 East Merrimack Street

Lowell, MA 01852

* (image: Homage to Cabbage II by Diane Cadrain)

BettyBusby_SeaUrchin1ART QUILTS LOWELL 2010 will run from Aug 10 – Sept 11, 2010 at the Brush Gallery.   Sophisticated art and handmade tradition fuse seamlessly at The Brush as art quilters from across the United States showcase their work as part of the 2010 Lowell Quilt Festival.

Artist Reception: Saturday Aug 14, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

The Brush Gallery & Artists Studios

256 Market Street

Lowell, MA 01852

* (image: Sea urchin 1 by Betty Busby)

FROM FINE ART TO FIBER: REINTERPRETING THE MASTERS will run from Aug 4 – Sept 4, 2010 at The Whistler House Museum of Art.MPhillips_Picasso  The Whistler celebrates the Art Quilt with a focus on fine craftsmanship and visual design that transcends traditional patterns and functionality. The exhibit consists of quilts inspired by famous works of art.

Artist Reception: Saturday Aug 14, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

The Whistler House Museum of Art 

243 Worthen Street

Lowell, MA 01852

* (image: Girl in the Mirror by Margaret Phillips)

And Don’t miss these GALLERY TALKS going on DAILY:

There are so many things to see and do, so plan ahead.  Check out the Lowell Quilt Festival website for a complete list of all events, exhibits and demonstrations:  http://www.lowellquiltfestival.org/ 

Enjoy!

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