• San Diego, California
January 18, 2020 - April 5, 2020
Ruth McDowell is widely recognized as a treasure of the quilting world. A professional quilt artist, a beloved teacher and a prolific author, she has contributed to the art form in significant ways. She has produced more than 600 quilts and ten books over the course of her long career.
Her quilts have a distinctive visual impact due to her innovative use of printed commercial fabrics and her complex construction process. She embraces the traditional method of pieced construction, sewing two fabric pieces, right-sides- together, by machine. “Piecing forces abstraction and a winnowing away. In my opinion, visually, a piecedquilt looks different from an appliqued one, sometimes in a very direct way and sometimes with great subtlety.”
Ruth B. McDowell - Current Conversation on the Porch 3
Visions Art Museum
2825 Dewey Rd. Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92106