Crosstown Arts welcomes Stitched: Celebrating the Art of Quilting from May 10-July 28, 2019. This festival will feature two art exhibitions, public quilting workshops, and a Gathering of the Guilds showcase.
On view: May 10-July 28
Both exhibitions are on view Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 am-8 pm; Saturdays, 10 am-6 pm; and Sundays, noon-6 pm. Crosstown Arts galleries are closed on Mondays.
Masterworks: Abstract & Geometric
Mark your calendar for this international quilt show illustrating the diversity of quilting today. These works of art represent a range of styles across the abstract art spectrum. From 1965 through today, the art quilt movement has grown to become one of the most exciting art forms of the 21st century. The Masterworks: Abstract & Geometric show brings artwork from 29 internationally known artists working in the quilt medium to Memphis.
BLUE: A regional quilt challenge
A regional quilt challenge in conjunction with Stitched: The Art of Quilting. The BLUE challenge features over 230 quilts in blue made by quilters and artists from the Mid-South. Artists were asked to design traditional, modern or art-focused quilts. These range from appliquéd, pieced, collaged, fused, engineered, hand- or machine-stitched, 3-D, painted, sculpted, and any variation in between. The only thing they have in common: 3 layers and stitching.
Opening weekend events
May 10, 2019 – Opening reception, 6 -9 pm
May 11, 2019 – Art Quilts Unfolding: 50 years of Innovation, 1 pm
Learn more about the art of quilting from Martha Sielman, the curator of the Masterworks: Abstract & Geometric show and author of Art Quilts Unfolding: 50 Years of Innovation.
May 18, 2019 — Family Crest Workshop
Join Amie Plumley, author of the popular Sewing School books, to create your own Family Crest. Each family grouping can work together using quilting techniques.
June 26, 2019 — Community Quilt Workshop
Join Maria Shell, internationally recognized quilter, to create quilt blocks that will be assembled into a community quilt.
June 8, 2019 — Memphis Quilts
Bring your favorite quilt, one you made, or one that someone else made, and show it off. You will have one minute — and only one minute — to do some serious flaunting and bragging. Bring it on! We will be presenting the longest show-and-tell in history in the Central Atrium of Crosstown Concourse. And, Nancy McDonough, quilt appraiser, will make presentations throughout the day about the value of quilts. Bring your guild, family members and friends to the celebration of all things quilting! Sign up for a presentation time here.