Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The Everchanging River at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Fest
The is the beginning and part of the Focus section of the Everchanging River Exhibit that will be on display at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Fest in Hampton, VA this weekend.
About a year and half ago three groups in the state of SC, Focus, Thread Heads, and Fringe Sisters, combined their talents in a challenge. The challenge was to make 31 quilts that connected together with a river running through the design. There was not a theme, as such, your piece could be representational or abstract. Each member was given an entry and exit size for the river along with a fat quarter of river fabric. The quilt on either side was to match those measurements. The quilt had to be 18" wide and could be between 14" and 23" in height.
The original exhibit was held at The Arts Company in Seneca, SC. Since then it has been displayed at NQA, AQS, Knowville, The Sewing Expos. and will be at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Fest, in Hampton, VA, The Festival of Quilts NJ, Somerset, NJ Mar. 4-7. It will then go to The Original Amish Quilt Show in Dalton, Oh. Apr. 8-10.
We will have a very special last exhibit that I will post about later. If you are any of these locations I hope you can take a few minutes to look the exhibit up.