Blue Earth Filled with Water and Flowers
On loan from the National Quilt Museum
Presented by The Coppell Arts Council and Coppell Creatives
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.
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.
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
Irma Gail Hatcher
Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry