May 18, 2010

"The Old Bridge" at The National Quilt Museum

I'm very pleased to announce that "The Old Bridge" has been selected for an invitational exhibit, River Quilts, to be held at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY. The exhibit will run from December 2010 through March 2011.
This work features the elegant Veterans Memorial Bridge that spans the Susquehanna River, connecting Columbia and Wrightsville. The bridge has a bike/pedestrian lane, and once a year it's closed to traffic for the "Bridge Bust" festival, so in addition to driving across it I've also spent some quality time walking it and admiring both the structure and the views. The photo featured here was taken from the Wrightsville side, looking upriver.
The center panel is a digital print that's been heavily stitched, and it's bordered by my hand-painted fabrics. There's also some hand couched thread and hand beadwork.
I grew up in a house with a direct view of the Susquehanna, and aside from a few years spent wandering, have always lived and hiked nearby. It forms a large part of my internalized view of the natural environment that informs all my work, so I am delighted to have this opportunity to share my vision at this prestigious venue.


Gerrie said...

Congrats! My friends, Karen Miller, will have a piece there, too. Someone must have done a good internet search to find these quilts. She was surprised when they contacted her.

Sue Reno said...

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Uniquely Yours Creations said...

Congratulations! I love that bridge!

Kristin L said...

Lucky Old Bridge. Congratulations!