Informative and inspiring presentation by Martha Sielman, the Executive Director of Studio Art Quilt Associates, the world’s largest organization dedicated to the art quilt. Sielman is the author and curator of “Masterworks: Abstract & Geometric,” a traveling exhibit which comes to Crosstown as part of STITCHED. She will talk about the Art Quilt Movement, based on the research for her highly-acclaimed book, Art Quilts Unfolding: 50 Years of Innovation.
Fifty years is both a long and a short time. The quilting industry has changed. Sewing machines have changed. Computers and the internet have changed. Time and technology have influenced the evolution of art quilting as it has grown to embrace thousands of makers worldwide. These include leading artists who are featured in her book such as Jean Ray Laury, Nancy Crow, Michael James, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Katie Pasquini Masopust, and many more from around the world.
This event is in conjunction with Stitched: Celebrating the Art of Quilting — a festival at Crosstown Arts with art exhibitions, public quilting workshops, and a Gathering of the Guilds showcase. Stitched runs from May 10-July 28, 2019.