Dialogues: Contemporary Responses to Marie Webster Quilts

Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Iowa, Minnesota, and Tennessee.

SAQA members from 8 Midwestern states are included in this juried exhibition of approximately 27 small scale contemporary quilts. Artists were invited to submit work that is inspired and responds to the early 20th century quilts designed and made by Indiana native, Marie Daugherty Webster (1859-1956). The artists are further encouraged to create quilts that are relevant to and reflective of the times and circumstances we live in the early 21st century.

Niloo Paydar, Curator of Textiles and Fashion Arts at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, was the juror for this exhibition, organized in conjunction with the IMA's exhibition of "A Joy Forever: Marie Webster Quilts." Kate Lenkowsky is the exhibition coordinator.

The exhibition opening also included a panel discussion "When Artists Step Out of Their Comfort Zone", moderated by Gail Gayer Hail, Bloomington textile artist with a degree in fine arts from Indiana University. Panelists included SAQA members:  Pamela Burns – Indiana; Terry Pate – Indiana;  Barbara J. Schneider – Illinois; Kathleen Loomis – Kentucky.


June 23, 2016 - September 4, 2016
Bret Waller Gallery, Indianapolis Museum of Art

4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208