In the Main Gallery
Crazy Quilts | Victorian Quilts
Join us for this amazing exhibit where you’ll discover the art and history of crazy quilting popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s in the Main Gallery.
On exhibit, are quilts from the mid to late 1880s and contemporary crazy quilts from:
~ The RMQM permanent collection
~ Patty and Allen Brown Collection
~ Rita Meyerhoff Collection, owner of Heaven’s Quilts, and
~ Kelly Gallagher- Abbott Collection, owner of Jukebox Quilts in Fort Collins.
In the Northeast Gallery
Kathy Suprenant Solo Exhibit | Through A Lens
Winner of the 2019 Evolutions Juried show
Artist Statement | Kathy Suprenant
"In this show, there are two very different quilting styles: whole cloth quilts and hand-appliquéd tile quilts. The whole cloth quilts are created by traditional relief printing on fabric or from digitally manipulated sun paintings. The single relief print in this show, “CELL-ebration” began as a colossal woodcut that I hand-carved over an eight-week period. The woodcut was printed on a city street with a steamroller at a public art event. “CELL-ebration” was the first place winner at RMQM’s EVOLUTIONS 2019 show.
I created the cartoon-like images in the “What Did Ming Miss?” series by modifying an obscure form of needle turn appliqué called tiling. Historically, tile quilts were constructed of small pieces of cotton appliquéd to a white surface leaving a narrow “grout” between the tiles. In contrast, my tile quilts embrace the color, pattern, and imagery of contemporary printed and hand-dyed fabrics."The Crazy Quilt & Through A Lens Exhibits through January 16, 2021.