Art Gallery presents new exhibition celebrating 25 years of the Quilt Guild

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The Art Gallery of Algoma (AGA) presents the exhibition: Splendor of Thread & Fabric.

The opening reception is on December 15, 2017 at 7 PM. Members of the Quilt Guild will be in attendance.  The exhibition will be on display from December 16, 2017 to January 20, 2018.

This exhibition marks 25th Anniversary of the Quilt Guild. It depicts a cross section of different styles and techniques that are used by the very talented members of the Quilt Guild. Over twenty Members of the Quilt Guild are represented in the exhibition.

The exhibition highlights some original designs of quilts, traditional quilts, as well as objects, and clothing items. All of them have a few things in common – splendor of colours, superb technique and obvious love for working with fabric and thread.

Thematically quilts in the exhibition range from abstract to quilts inspired by paintings to quilts depicting Canada and its beautiful nature, birds, cats, environmental concerns and many more subjects! The quilts span from traditional quilts to a very unique and creative works. It is amazing to see how beautiful works of art can be created using fabric as a medium!

The AGA is proud to celebrate achievements of the Quilt Guild Members over the 25 years and enormous talent that we have in our community! These pieces are hidden treasures that have not been seen by many people. This exhibition provides an opportunity for the community to join us in celebrating them!

This is the first exhibition of the Members of the Quilt Guild at the AGA.

The Splendor of Thread & Fabric exhibition will be on display in the Main Gallery at the Art Gallery of Algoma from December 16, 2017 – January 20, 2018.

About the Stiches from the Heart Quilt Guild:

Purpose of the guild is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas & knowledge and to provide education for all interested quilters.

Stitches from the Heart Quilt Guild is a group of quilters who all share a passion for fabric. We are comprised of quilters of all levels and ages. Several sub- groups have formed over the years: Applique; Comfort quilts; Fabric Arts; Paper Piecing; EQ interest group; DYOT group (do your own thing group).

The guild has a wonderful borrowing library, monthly workshops, a web site and a monthly newsletter.

Members are more than willing to give back to the community through participation: Days for girls; Comfort quilts; Quilts for Rotary Easter Seals Kids; Chemo caps; Animal beds for Humane Society; Quilts for Algoma Hospice; Glass cases for Africa; Tray quilts for Alzheimer’s patients; Placemats for Meals-on-Wheels; Women in Crisis and more.

The guild welcomes members interested in all areas of quilting, ranging from traditional quilting to art quilting.

About Art Gallery of Algoma (AGA):

The AGA is a public art gallery serving the city of Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma Region and northern Michigan. Incorporated on July 7, 1975 as a result of tireless work by a group of dedicated volunteers and arts enthusiasts, the AGA honours its roots as a community organization with its mission celebrating culture, educating visitors and enriching lives through the visual art.

The AGA’s vision is to be a premiere visual arts institution in northern Ontario, gaining national recognition and international partnerships. Over the last 42 years the AGA developed a significant permanent collection of approximately 5,000 artworks. The focus of the collection is Canadian art with some examples of American and European art. Many well-known artists are represented in the collection such as Group of Seven, Jack Bush, Tom Hodgson, William Ronald, William Armstrong, Aganetha Dyck, Edward Zelenak, John Hartman, Emily Carr, Roberta Bondar to mention just a few. For more information please visit www.artgalleryofalgoma.com.