Monday, May 5, 2014

SAQA Artists in New Exhibition at Windham Textile History Museum (Willimantic, CT)

Don't miss the opening reception on Saturday May 24, 2014 from 1:30 – 3:30pm at the Windham Textile & History Museum!

Inspiration Quilts: Then and Now
May 16 – September 7, 2014
Windham Textile & History Museum


The exhibit celebrates the museum’s 25th anniversary by featuring 25 special quilts: twelve antique quilts from the museum’s collection, twelve contemporary quilts created by artists inspired by the antique quilts, plus a group quilt composed of 25 blocks by members of the Connecticut chapter of Studio Art Quilt Associates.

SAQA-CT fiber artists Pat Ferguson, Rita Hannafin, Melanie Johnston, Barbara McKie, Norma Schlager, Catherine Whall Smith, Kate Themel and Diane Wright will exhibit their artwork along with CT quilters Barbara Barber, Hope Barton, Donna McLaughlin and Alice Means.

This month's issue of Connecticut Magazine features an article about the show with photos of Kate Themel's "Honey Bee" and Ruth Snow Bowden's "Grandmother's Flower Garden".


To find out more about the Inspiration Quilts show and other special events, visit

Windham Textile & History Museum
411 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226


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