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Sunday, October 30, 2011

QUILTS=ART=Quilts opens at Schweinfurth Art Centre, Auburn, NY

Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center
Oct 30 - Jan 8, 2012
Director's Tour:
Tuesday, Nov 1, 2pm

Kathleen Loomis,
Crazed 9: Blue State Blues (detail)
October 30 - January 8, 2012
This exhibition includes 82 quilts by 74 artists from across the United States, as well as Canada and Japan. This annual exhibit, now in its 31st year, has become a tradition at the Schweinfurth Art Center and is one of the longest running Quilt Art exhibits in the country. Quilts on view in the exhibit express the diversity of styles, techniques and designs in contemporary quilt making. Quilts range from those based on innovative interpretations of traditional block quilts, to pictorial quilts and abstract designs. Techniques include traditional piecing, hand quilting, hand dying, machine thread painting, and appliqué. Admission is $6, free for members, exhibiting quilters & children 12 and under.
Director's Tour
Tuesday, November 1, 2pm
Enjoy a second opportunity to tour the 31st annual quilt show with Executive Director Donna Lamb. Included with $6 general admission to exhibition, free for Schweinfurth membersand exhibiting quilters.
Quilts for Art: Mini-Quilt Raffle
October 29, 2011 - January 8, 2012
Purchase your chance to win a small quilt donated by one of the exhibiting quilters. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Purchase your tickets by phone or at the Art Center. Drawing will be held on January 8. You do not need to be present to win - winners will be notified by telephone. Proceeds benefit the Art Center's ongoing exhibitions & programs, including Quilts=Art=Quilts, Quilting by the Lake & QBL2.
$6 Adults; Members, exhibiting quilters & children 12 and under are FREE
Gallery Hours:
Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm. Closed Mondays, major holidays, and between exhibitions.
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