Thursday, August 4, 2016

Adventure at the University of Chicago: Thursday Eye Candy

My Chicago Modern Quilt Guild was asked to furnish quilts for a display at the University of Chicago, Bernard Mitchell Hospital.  Guild members Dianne Bienick, Shannon Dangerfield, Amy Struckmeyer, and Emily Handley curated the submissions, and the Billy Hork Galleries hung the exhibit.  John and I went to see it yesterday.  And what a beautiful display.  Here is a small glimpse of the exhibit, but nothing does justice to quilts like seeing them in person.  These quilts were all hung in a bridged walkway connecting two buildings.  It was hard to take pictures of the quilts because the foot traffic there is so heavy.
Debbie Pine - Swirled Storm

Laura Hartrich - Soft Geese for Grandma
Sarah Shulman - My Blue Heaven
Laura Hartrich - Exit on the Left
me - My Scrappy Nap Quilt
Emily Lang - Gradient Burst
Sarah Shulman - RunAround Geese
Shannon Dangerfield - Bitter Pill
Sue Ryan - Every Which Way But Up
Jordana Robinson - Purple Rain
Debbie Pine - Shattered Sunset
Charity Simpson - Pink Mountain Sunrise
Eileen O'Regan - Green Spring
Holly Harper - untitled

Caroline Magsaysay - Fantastic Calla
Amy Struckmeyer - Above the Curve
Robbi Eklow - Fruits and Flowers Enmeshed

Jennifer Benoit Bryan - Midnight Rain
Heather Kinion - Scrap Coins
Heather Kinion - Crop Circles
My Elliptical and Elongated Drunkard's Path
Amy Struckmeyer - Deconstructed Lone Star
Carole Wool - I See The Bridge

I am so proud to be in the company of these makers. And these pictures don't do justice to the texture and the stories behind some of these quilts. My guild is full of women who are joyful, who suffer, who grieve, who celebrate, who think - and sometimes these emotions go into our quilts.


Bonnie Preslar said...

They are wonderful!! Wish I lived close enough to be a part of such a talented group of artists!!

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