Special Quilt Exhibits
We are excited to present four special exhibits in our Quilt Show for our inaugural year. We will be exhibiting over sixty quilts from antique to modern.
Hooray For The Red, White and Blue!
A collection of thirty antique quilts from the collection of Cindy Claycamp of Quilting Memories. Each quilt in the collection feature red, white and blue colors and patriotic/ Americana themes.
By Jack Edson
Portrait Quilts will feature nine quilts from Jack Edson,of Hamburg, NY. Edson’s work has featured some of his favorite images from art history. From these images, Edson creates a working quilt pattern that evolves as he creates the piece. He describes his process as “more like being a juggler, with twenty balls in the air...I am constantly adding more balls to the juggling act.” He combines many of these historical elements to create portraits of the artists he finds most influential. He describes these portraits as a way to pay homage “in thousands of pieces of fabric to the artists whose work inspires me and whose lives touch my heart.”
In 2017 Edson retired from his role as director of the Hamburg Public Library, after a 46-year career as a librarian. Over the course of his career he developed a love for collecting art and other assorted objects. Surrounding himself with the work of other artists has influenced his own work, inspiring him to take chances, like experimenting with colors and patterns.
Edson’s quilts have been featured in the Art in Craft Media exhibition at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in 2015 and 2017. His self-portrait quilt in the 2017 show earned him the Margaret E. Mead Memorial award.
Edson has also exhibited his quilts nationally; most recently he has been featured in exhibitions at the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum in Washington (2018), the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Colorado (2018, 2016) and the CASS Project in Buffalo (2018).
Antique Embroidered Baby Quilts
From the collection of Glenda Sha of Liberty Homestead, this collection includes 12 antique hand embroidered baby quilts from the early 1900's.
Our Favorite Things
This exhibit is brought to you by our vendors! Each vendor was asked to exhibit "their favorite quilt" in this collection. The quilts featured here are just as creative and eclectic as our vendors are. Quilts include antique to modern, hand quilted, machine quilted and more.