PNW Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum: Seeing Stars

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Name: PNW Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum: Seeing Stars
Date: August 1, 2018 - October 28, 2018
Event Description:
Ever since Sarah Sedgewick Everett, wife of the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, stitched one of the first quilts in North America in 1704, thousands upon thousands of American quilts have been completed in all manner of shapes, sizes, and patterns, at all economic levels, and for any number of reasons, from economic necessity to the pleasure of artistic expression.  But, regardless of their source, intended use, or inspiration, quilts made in the nearly three centuries since Sarah Everett’s have featured star patterns more often than any other.  Stars have appeared on American quilts from the very beginning and continue to be the most-utilized design for quilts today.  Thousands of quilts contain this motif, either in the “starring” role or in a supporting part.
Star Quilts, Mary Elizabeth Johnson, Lincolnwood, IL (Quilt Digest Press, 1997)

This exhibit of twenty Star Quilts features pieces from the permanent collection as well as some contemporary quilts.  The collection pieces range from c. 1885 to the present.  Also featured are quilts using Judy Irish's original Star design.  The ones on display were made by Judy Irish herself, Diana Smith, and Mary Ann Musgrove.   Two other quilters, Vera Nunnally and Marilyn Sollers, also have some examples of Star Quilts in the exhibit.
PNW Qulit * Fiber Arts Museum
703 2nd St
La Conner , Wa
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