The annual Quilts Unlimited exhibition will unveil the extravagant works of fiber arts, created by some of the country’s most eminent quilters at View, the arts center in Old Forge, on Saturday, October 1. The exhibition will continue until December 3.
The nearly 70 quilts on display demonstrate a wide variety of techniques and approaches to the medium, from traditional to contemporary. Each artist takes the idea of quilts in very unique directions with an extremely sophisticated level of commitment to design, personal creativity and craftsmanship. The end results are a mix of art quilts, bed quilts, wall art, and even quilts made from non-recyclable materials.
To celebrate this year’s exhibition, View invites the public to a free opening reception on Friday, September 30. A special exhibition preview will take place from 4-5 p.m. for all View members and exhibiting artists. The exhibition will welcome the general public from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available in the lobby.
On October 1, the Quilts Unlimited Lecture and Awards Luncheon will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature show prize juror Pat Harrison. Harrison’s lecture, Coloring Your Quilts, explores how nature’s color combinations can be translated into quilts. The lecture is loaded with visuals of color concepts illustrated by computer-designed virtual quilts, graphics and illusions. The conference will be followed by the official awards ceremony for Quilts Unlimited and a lunch.
Continuing the celebration further, View is offering half-price admission to galleries for opening weekend, October 1-2.
Top photo: Sue Ellen Romanowski’s ‘House of the Rising Sun’ is one of more than 70 quilts that will be on display at this year’s Quilts Unlimited exhibition at View, the arts center in Old Forge. Photo courtesy of View.