Is it time for that road trip? After several months of planning and a few weeks to complete the set-up of the “Locally Inspired” Quilt show; Joan Blade Johnson and I are looking forward to this Saturday’s – June 10th “Quilting and the Fiber Arts Day” at the Windham Textile & History Museum in Willimantic, CT. While we were in the process of hanging the show, Rita Hannafin stopped by to drop off her piece “American Texture” for the show (above) and we thought how perfect it looked next to Dawn Allen’s “Ford Truck on Cape Cod” . The quilt show will run on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the month of June with a “Closing Celebration” on Saturday, July 1st from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
The June 10th “Quilting and the Fiber Arts” day opens at 10 a.m. with vendors in the Dugan Mill that include; ❖Allison Wilbur❖Carol Eaton Designs❖Catherine Whall Smith❖Dawn Allen❖ ❖Joan Blade Johnson❖Mary Lachman❖Michele Palmer❖Pat Ferguson❖Schiller’s Sewing Circle / Chelsey Cayer❖Martha Sielman❖Stitch Chicks Fabric Store. Not ever vendor accepts Credit Cards, so bringing cash or your checkbook might be a good idea. On-going demos will take place throughout the day till 4:00 p.m. Noon – 1 p.m. – Lunch Break & Music (food will be available to purchase on site).
The hourly speakers will up-date you on all things Fiber/Quilt related; with topics that include; the SAQACT Trunk Show / SAQA 2017 Trunk Show; New book – Art Quilts International; Sashiko Stitching; How to Hang Quilts; Anatomy of a Quilt Appraisal; and Connecticut and the History of Early Sewing Machines. The solo show in the Dugan this year is by Shelia Rae Lutz. “Stitching from the Soul” will keep your eyes engaged with all the details and hand stitching that this artist incorporates into each piece.
So grab your keys, get in your car it’s a ROAD TRIP to 411 Main St. & 159 Union St., Willimantic 860-456-2178. Park your car, truck, or van directly across the street from the museum on Main Street. www.millmuseum.org