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Don't Fence Me In: Contemporary Quilts

Saturday June 5 - Sunday July 25

By Jacob Stringer
Posted // June 3,2010 -

One piece of Americana that ranks right up there with apple pie and baseball is quilting. To honor the tradition, the Kimball Art Center presents a traveling exhibit of two separate Coloradobased quilting groups—The Piecemakers and Quilt Explorations—that make it a point to contemporize their handiwork by taking a modern look at Western icons.

While an irreverent nature might be there in many a square with quilt titles such as “Cow Pie,” “Amarillo Armadillo” and “Da Fence Rests,” these artisans also pay a fitting tribute to the solid history of quilting in our society with every belabored last stitch.

Two quilting workshops will also be held in conjunction with the exhibit—Beyond Crazy: Contemporary Crazy Quilt Techniques as Background on June 18, and Exploring the Surface: An Integrated Approach will take place the following two days on June 19 and 20.

Don’t Fence Me In: Contemporary Quilts @ Kimball Arts Center, 638 Park Ave., Park City, 435-649-8882, June 5-July 25. KimballArtCenter.org

 
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