Monday, June 13, 2016

Along the Spice Route at the Virginia Quilt Museum

On Saturday, June 11, 2016 Elizabeth went to Harrisonburg, Virginia, for an Artist Reception marking the Virginia Quilt Museum’s display of  Along the Spice Route. Both Elizabeth and Sue have quilts in this exhibit but Sue was unable to attend. 
The quilts are mostly displayed on white walls in the basement gallery of the museum which is located in an historic home in downtown Harrisonburg. Elizabeth likes seeing them displayed against a white background. There is one room called the log cabin room where the walls are a light wood and some quilts are displayed there, but she likes them best on the white because the warm tones of the wood absorb some of the light and provide less contrast.
This is the fourth time she has seen the exhibit, twice on white walls in a gallery style setting, twice on black drapes in a show setting. The white walls seem to show off the vibrant colors in these quilts quite nicely and are her preference although the hanging in Fredericksburg at the Sewing and Quilt expo was dramatic with the quilts hanging in two long rows.
The reception hosted by the museum was very nice and it was a treat to get to meet many of the other quilters who contributed to this exhibit.
Other posts about this exhibit were in August 2015 at the New England World Quilt Show, October 2015 at the Sewing and Quilting Expo, and November 2015 at the Manassas Center for the Arts.  It's always a thrill to see your own work hanging in an exhibit!

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