Exhibition: Contemporary Handmade Quilts

On loan from the National Quilt Museum

Presented by The Coppell Arts Council and Coppell Creatives

Contemporary Art

The National Quilt Museum believes that the work of today’s quilters is extraordinary artwork that creates a unique and wonderful sensory experience to all who view it. Individuals who make quilts and fiber art are exceptionally talented artists that deserve recognition and respect. This exhibition pays homage to the artists who use the traditional technique of hand quilting to transform fabric and thread into works of art.

"Quilting is the spice that adds excitement and pleasure to my life."

Miyuki Hamaba Advanced Quilting Instructor with the Japan Handi Crafts Instructors' Association

 

This selection of fifteen quilts features the best of contemporary quilting, with unparalleled combinations of fibers, techniques, and subjects. Contemporary artists employ varied materials such as cotton, silk, and dyes to create compositions inspired by their own histories, traditions, and lived experiences. These ideas take form in complex figures, florals, and geometric shapes that relate to patterns across time and space.

To learn more about the exhibition, please visit Google Arts & Culture.

The National Quilt Museum

Located in the UNESCO Creative City of Paducah, Kentucky, the National Quilt Museum is one of the largest and most prestigious museums devoted to quilts and fiber art in the world. The National Quilt Museum promotes the growth and expansion of quilting by bringing the art form to new audiences around the world through exhibitions, education programs, and quilt preservation efforts, and advocacy. A destination for art enthusiasts across the globe, annually the Museum welcomes visitors from all 50 US states and over 40 countries worldwide.

To learn more about the National Quilt Museum, please visit quiltmuseum.org.

Artist Talk with Ted Storm

Taria Greenberg of Coppell Creatives and the Coppell Arts Council had a chance to sit down with quilter Ted Storm, whose work ElaTED is featured in the exhibition. The interview gives a fascinating glimpse into Storm's passion and process. Click the button below to watch the full talk!

Artist Talk with Ted Storm

 

Blue Earth Filled with Water and Flowers

Keiko Miyauchi

ElaTED

Ted Storm

Garden Maze

Irma Gail Hatcher

Joie de Vie (Joy of Life)

Candy Goff

The Charm of Small Pink Roses

Keiko Minami

Star-Crossed

Libby Lehman

Submergence

Erika Carter

68

Pamela Studstill

Totem

Gabrielle Swain

Feathered Beauties

Pamela Humphries

Waste Not, Want Not

Louise Stafford

Gold-Wedding

Tamie Hashida

Raggedy Sun Worshippers

Jane Blair

Dreamcatcher

Becky Brown

Through the Gazebo Window

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry