Material Men: Innovation & the Art of Quiltmaking

Date and location: October 11 – December 30, 2012
La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 703 Second Street, La Conner, Washington (MAP)

Description:  Despite the contributions of men to the world of quilting over the past two centuries, quilting is still perceived culturally as “women’s work.” But that perception is slowly changing with the increased visibility of quilts made by men. Some male quilters have achieved celebrity status in the quilting world, teaching, publishing books and magazines, creating television programs, some even designing their own fabric lines. The larger question is not about whether men quilt but what men have brought to the art of quilting, which is the raison d’être of the upcoming exhibit Material Men:  Innovation & the Art of Quiltmaking at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum in La Conner, Washington. This exhibit will showcase the many innovations in design, technique, and materials which a formidable group of fifteen male quilters have brought to the art of quiltmaking.

Lecture: As part of the exhibit’s official Opening festivities, Dutch master fiber artist Leslie Gabriëlse will present a lecture at 2:00PM on October 13, 2012.

Artists’ Reception:  The Artists’ Opening Reception will follow at 5:00PM.

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