Rescue, Repair, Recycle, Reinvent


Before she was a quilter, Ms. Emry collected unfinished quilt tops, mostly utilitarian ones, the scrappier, the better and the quirkier, the best. Repairing these tops – recycling some material from others – led to her designing new quilts, with some new, some reused material. This exhibit includes examples of her earlier work – several rescued and finished tops from the early 20th Century – and 11 of her wall quilts dating from 2006 to 2018. Most are scrappy. All are quilted by hand in an all-over spiral circle design, which adds a layer of interest and helps cover or ‘nail down’ the small pieces in the tops.

Jennifer Emry - Dark Matter

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

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