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Art association opening fiber art show

Oct 02, 2013
Photo by: WENDY READ/Submitted photo The quilt named “And the Tree Spoke” will be part of the art quilt exhibit hosted by the Fairfield Art Association opening at 6 p.m. Friday at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. The exhibit, “Structures,” features quilts by members of the Iowa Art Quilters’ Guild.

The Fairfield Art Association will present an art quilt exhibit, “Structures,” by members of the Iowa Art Quilters’ Guild beginning Friday.

The exhibit opens at 6 p.m. Friday in the Main Gallery at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. The exhibit is timed to share viewership with those attending the Northside Strippers Quilt Club’s biennial quilt show Friday and Saturday.

Twelve talented artists using fiber as their medium will be exhibiting 21 individual pieces. The art quilts contain a variety of effects created by dyeing, painting, cutting, tearing, stamping, fusing and embellishing. The final step, stitching through the layers of fabric, brings a dimensional depth to the artwork that mere paint cannot.

Although the art is constructed from fabric, it is not meant to lie at the foot of a bed, but rather to hang on the wall like an oil or watercolor painting.

Artists participating in the “Structures” exhibit include: Sue Kluber, Janet Bergeron, Rebecca Kemble, Pat Weber, Judy Ludwick, Judy Kash, Wendy Read, Carol Trumbull, Susan McIntyre, Linda Knierem, Barbara Riggs and Rebecca Loew.

The theme for the show is “Structures,” although all of the quilts are not required to follow the theme. Included in the exhibit is a challenge project: a Slice Quilt, using a member’s photo of a barn, sliced in four, each slice of the photo interpreted by the individual members. The challenge had enough “slices” to complete five barns.

Additional artists participating in the Slice Quilt include Mary Jane Hazelwood, Ann Igoe, Dorothy Palmer, Susan Barnes and Karen Harris.

The quilters exhibit is free and open to the public during business hours through the end of November at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.

 

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