Sunday, September 18, 2011

African American Quilt Show (and Quilt Fest)

  1.  This is an article written by Barbara Walsh for the Sept. Beeline:

    The Museum of Art at Brigham Young University in Provo is hosting a display of African- American quilts, featuring the work of Yvonne Wells, which will continue through November 19, 2011. Some of the quilts are very primitive, but many are quite sophisticated. I was especially in- trigued by several of Yvonne Wells’ quilts which spoke to her experiences living in the South during the Civil Rights Movement. This is not the kind of show where you look at a quilt, take a picture and move on. Many of these quilts deserve the kind of attention you would give a painting, trying to dis-cern the artist’s motivation and or message.

BYU has offered a special event for the Utah Quilt Guild during Quilt Festival. On Thursday, September 22, the museum will host the UGQ from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Docents will be available, and they will serve light refreshments. For those of you who are attending Quilt Fest, there will be a brochure for the show in your welcome packet. A sign-up sheet will be available at the Welcome Desk, and we would like you to sign up before 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, so that we have a rough estimate of how many will be attending. This will help the museum to be ready for us. If you are unable to attend Quilt Festival, come along anyway. There is no charge, and it is a good time to get together with your quilting friends. 

Thanks Barbara, for keeping us up to date on fun happenings.  If you can't make it on Thursday, the museum is open 10:00 am- 6:00 pm, Monday through Saturday; on Thursday and Friday they stay open until 9:00 P.M. The quilts will be on display until November.

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