Hanging Beauties

– Steffen Thomas Museum hosts an exhibition of work by members of the Lake Oconee Quilt Guild

– Written by Clare Wolfe –

The history of America can be seen in the history of quilts – in the rich heritage of artisans who have painstakingly created practical and beautiful pieces of living art. This art that began as a necessary way to keep warm has been transformed over the centuries by dynamic changes in both the people who make quilts and how these vibrant textiles – fiber art – are created.

Selected from the works of the more than 100 members of the Lake Oconee Quilt Guild, the show includes hand- and machine-stitched quilts of varying fabrics, textures, and colors. Included are traditional hand-sewn quilts and ones utilizing the latest in quilt technology. One work is as tiny as 13” x 13”, another measures 106” x 106”. Another quilt features the work of three generations of women from one family. Many of the entries have won awards in prior shows, and all are works of art.

An opening reception is held from 6-8 p.m. on April 5 at the museum, located at 4200 Bethany Road in Buckhead. The quilts will be on display through June 2. For more information, visit www.steffenthomas.org or www.loqg.org.



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