by Lorraine Payette, written April 6, 2014
What better way to appreciate spring than to get out to the exhibit of 2013 Hoffman Fabric Challenge Quilts. Running from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on the weekends of April 5/6 and 12/13, 2014, at the Thousand Islands Art Center, the quilts are a wonder to behold.
“The collection features quilted works of all styles and sizes in elegant peacock, aqua and gold colors and patterns,” says Lynette Lundy-Beck, Seaway Trail Project Manager. “The works of art from quilters all across the United States and Canada includes the 2013 Hoffman Challenge Handwork, Pieced, Appliqué and Sulky award winners.”
The show is being held at 314 John St, Clayton, home of the Arts Center. The $5 admission fee entitles the bearer to unlimited visits to the exhibit, and will be used to benefit both the Arts Center and the Great Lakes Seaway Trail, known for promoting tourism throughout the area covered by the National Scenic Byway paralleling the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, Niagara River and Lake Erie in New York and Pennsylvania.
“The Thousand Islands Art Center (is) a non-profit organization founded in 1964 that is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of traditional arts and handcrafts through educational programs, classes, and exhibits,” says Lundy-Beck.
While at the center, take the time to drop in and look at the displays of weaving and looms. A beautiful 60 year old hand woven Bukhara carpet valued at $1,450 is being raffled off for only $10 a ticket to benefit the Arts Center. In an age where everything is mass produced, this exquisite piece of work is a wonder to behold. Its colours are still vibrant, and it is in close to immaculate condition.
For more information about the show, please go to http://www.seawaytrail.com/quilting.