From April 17- May 3, the Allegany Arts Council's Saville Gallery will feature artwork by members of the Schoolhouse Quilters Guild and the Creative Needles. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held at the Saville Gallery on Saturday, April 19 from 6-8PM. The opening reception is free and open to the public.
The Schoolhouse Quilters’ Guild and her sister guild, Creative Needles, have existed for more than a quarter century in the Cumberland area. Women from the tri-state area meet monthly to exchange ideas and experiences in quilt making, quilt collecting, and related topics. The guilds strive to preserve the heritage of quilting, to further the interest and awareness of quilts and their artistic value, to serve as a source of information and inspiration, and to perpetuate excellence in workmanship.
The quilts in our exhibit will range from the traditional quilt expressing our heritage and respect for the past to the uniquely created art quilt incorporating complexity of design and creative use of color. The choice of textiles as medium embodies the joy of personal satisfaction in having in our hands a tactile experience as we design with commercial fabrics, created from the artwork of others, or with our own hand dyed cloth. Many quilters will use the computer to help with the challenges of spatial relationships, drafting, math and symmetry. We live in a time when many choices, materials and tools are available as quilters turn to art and artists are discovering textiles as media for their creations.
For additional information about exhibitions in the Allegany Arts Council's Saville Gallery, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 301-777-ARTS (2787).