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Contemporary Quilt Art from the International Quilt Festival Collection  -  Virginia Quilt Museum  •   Harrisonburg, Virginia
February 19, 2019 - July 13, 2019

For more than three decades, Karey Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes have been purchasing studio art quilts for their Quilts, Inc. corporate collection, mostly from exhibitions at the Houston International Quilt Festival.  Founded by Bresenhan in 1974, the Festival quickly became an international destination for quilters from around the world. For the first time ever, part of this collection has been assembled into a nationally touring exhibition.

Dr. Sandra Sider, Curator for the Texas Quilt Museum, selected the twenty-five quilts presented here, which date from 1994 to 2008. The artists range from several of the most famous names in contemporary quilt art to emerging artists at the time of purchase whose innovative work caught the collector’s attentions. Themes and styles in this exhibition include narration, color abstraction, landscapes, the cosmos and homage to antique quilts.     

Venue Info:
Virginia Quilt Museum
301 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
United States