Tuesday, April 30, 2013

It’s Fiber Art Season! Openings and Events this Weekend

Three fabulous fiber art events will take place this weekend in Western CT and just over the New York border.

In DANBURY, CT:

Local Color Opens Saturday May 4, 2013 at Western CT State University
Opening Reception 3:30 – 5:30 pm

wolek_hartfords_overallOur very own traveling exhibition, Local Color, premieres Saturday May 4, 2013 at the Ruth Haas Library at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT

The show includes 49 works of fiber art by members of SAQA-CT, celebrating the beauty and diversity of Connecticut. It will be on display at WCSU until June 13, 2013, with additional locations to follow. 
Local Color catalogs are for sale while supplies last.  Visit our Facebook page for updates: Local Color: Fiber Art in Connecticut

For SAQA-CT Members: A short regional meeting will begin at 2:30 pm at the library, with the opening reception immediately following.

Less than 20 miles away in SOMERS, NY:

Northern Star Quilters Guild Presents: “World of Quilts XXXIV” 
Saturday May 4, 2013 and Sunday May 5, 2013

Northern Star Quilters Guild’s 34th Annual Quilt Show will be held at John F. Kennedy High School in Somers, NY.

The two day event includes an exhibition of traditional quilts and art quilts, lectures by SAQA artists Joe Cunningham and Teresa Barkley, demonstrations, quilt appraisals (by appointment), and over 30 vendors.  Raffle prizes include this gorgeous quilt made by Northern Star Quilters Guild members.

For more information including parking and directions to JFK High School in Somers, visit NSQG’s website:
http://northernstarquilters.com/quiltshow/2013-quilt-show

And just 5 miles from the World of Quilts show, in KATONAH, NY:

“Beyond the Bed: The American Quilt Evolution” at the Katonah Museum

Beyond the Bed is an ongoing exhibit that traces the dynamic evolution of the North American quilt – in form, fashion, and function – from the beginning of the 19th century to the present day.

Six of the quilts were included in the exhibition and book “The Twentieth Century’s Best 100 American Quilts”. It will be at The Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, NY until June 16, 2013. www.katonahmuseum.org