Art quilts on display at Frances Anderson Center

Feb 13, 2014
“Rags to Riches” by Leanne Hopkins is an example of the Art Quilts on display at the Frances Anderson Center through March 14, 2014.

Quilters Anonymous Art Quilters (QAAQ) is a satellite group of Quilters Anonymous, a guild of more than 500 quilters that meets in Edmonds.

Satellites are formed to pursue common interests and foster relationships with other quilters.

QAAQ was formed in September 2011 to focus on art quilting with a particular interest in experimentation.

Wikipedia describes art quilting as “an art form that uses both modern and traditional quilting techniques to create art objects. Practitioners of quilt art create it based on their experiences, imagery, and ideas rather than traditional patterns.

“Quilt art generally has more in common with the fine arts than it does with traditional quilting. This art is generally either wall hung or mounted as sculpture, though exceptions exist.”  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quilt_art)

When QAAQ formed, some of the members were experienced art quilters; others had a desire to learn more.  The focus is primarily on design and composition.  Techniques are secondary. The group agreed to have only one rule… there are no rules!

Since its inception, QAAQ members have participated in monthly meetings, workshops and challenges, created a collaborative group quilt, and mounted two exhibits of art quilts.  Individual members have won awards at the Quilters Anonymous show as well as nationally and internationally.

QAAQ meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. There is no cost to participate, and members do not need to belong to Quilters Anonymous.

The EAC Display Case is located in the Frances Anderson Center, Main Entrance, 700 Main St., Edmonds. Viewing Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9 to 7, Sat. – 10 to 1. For information call 425-771-0228.

For more information about the programs and exhibits of the EAF Foundation, visit www.eaffoundation.org and for the Edmonds Arts Commission, visit www.edmondsartscommission.org

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