Backstitch: A 25-Year Retrospective of Advances & Milestones in Quiltmaking
Lowell, MA An exhibition opening at New England Quilt MuseumJuly 12, 2012 examines the breadth and depth of changes that have overtaken this traditional American art form in the past quarter century. Backstitch: A 25-Year Retrospective of Advances & Milestones in Quiltmaking draws works from twenty-five critically acclaimed artists from across the country who work in styles from the traditional to the very avant garde.
Showcased are techniques including embellishment, fabric dyeing, fusing, photo transfer, thread painting and more. Also represented: commemorative quilts, historic reproduction quilts, and quilts for a cause.
The Backstitch exhibition has been planned to mark the 25th anniversary of the New England Quilt Museum, the only museum in the northeast devoted exclusively to the study and promotion of the art and craft in all its forms. From a gleam in the eye of a few local dreamers, the museum, housed in a renovated 19th century bank building, has become a landmark in the heart of America’s historic textile producing region. The exhibition highlights the evolution of the art form, which parallels the growing importance of the museum as a New England fiber arts destination.
Opening reception: Saturday, July 14 [1-3PM] featuring a gallery talk by co-curator Laura Lane. Opening reception sponsored by the Cocheco Quilters Guild.
This exhibition is curated by Anita Loscalzo and Laura Lane, and sponsored by the Quilter’s Guild of Dallas and Janome.