September 13, 2013
QUILTED MASTERPIECES TO BE DISPLAYED AT THE GLENN CURTISS MUSEUM
“Stories in Fabric and Thread,” an exhibit of approximately 100 quilts and quilted garments and accessories will be featured at the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum from Friday, September 13 through Sunday, November 3. The quilted pieces have been crafted by Southern Tier quilters of all ages. Each item will be accompanied by information about the quilter and the inspiration and story behind the work.
The exhibit will include a small collection of Quilts of Valor. The national Quilts of Valor program recruits individuals or teams of volunteers to create quilts as an expression of gratitude and comfort for service men and women returning from combat. To date, more than 45,000 handcrafted Quilts of Valor have been awarded throughout the United States.
According to Candace Hosier, owner of Lake Country Patchwork and coordinator of the Quilt Exhibit, “Modern techniques make the quilting process faster than it was in the old days and that allows today’s busy women to enjoy quilting. But it’s still a time-intensive craft. Planning the design, selecting fabrics, cutting, piecing and quilting can add up to hundreds of hours for a single quilted item.”
Museum Executive Director Trafford Doherty says that “the biennial Quilt Exhibit is always one of our most popular exhibits. Visitors are amazed at the intricacy of the designs, the incredible array of colors and the beautiful detail work. The Quilt Exhibit is a wonderful accompaniment to the local history exhibits in the Museum.”