Just a sidebar here in relation to Part 1. I said that Suzanne Mouton Riggio doesn’t have a blog and that is true but one of my readers, Trisha from Port Augusta, told me that there is someone else’s blog that gives more details about her work. Here is the link if you’re interested to learn more and thanks Trisha.
Now, back to the exhibition. I had hoped to be able to show you pictures of a quilt called The Cross which has a cross very cleverly emerging from some storm at sea blocks but I haven’t had a reply to my request for permission so I’m afraid I can’t show you. However I do have two more beautiful quilts that I can show you and here they are.
The first one is In the Beginning by Kit Tossman
Kit’s artist’s statement
“In the beginning when God created the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep … then God said let there be light.” According to Scripture, God went on to say let the waters under the sky be gathered together, let dry land appear, let the earth put forth vegetation, let birds fly, let the earth bring forth living creatures, and finally, let us create humankind in our image. And God saw that it was “very good.” Actually, it is way more than good. This is an astounding planet, full of astonishing creatures that are all intricately interdependent and ultimately reliant on clean soil, air, and water. To ensure the earth’s survival, we must make it our mission to be good stewards of creation and peacemakers among its people. And that, in the eyes of God, would be good.
Kit has a blog which you can visit here if you’d like to see some more of her beautiful work. Believe me it really is worth a visit.
The second one is called Currents and is by Mary Carol Bunte
Mary’s artist’s statement
Just as autumn winds blow leaves across open spaces and corral them into corners or crevices, so the winds of change move our souls along life’s path. On occasion we find ourselves alone, caught in a swirling eddy; other times circumstances bring us together with people for a short time or a specific purpose. Some are fortunate enough to have a lifelong friend who moves along with them, whether they are floating on the crest of good fortune or careening through precarious events. In whatever way we come into contact with others, we need to touch them with our kindness, because our paths may not cross again. This piece is dedicated to dear friends who have been swept away from this changeable world.
Unfortunately Mary doesn’t have a website at the moment but I hope she’ll let me know when she does and then I’ll pass the link on to you.
More Sacred Threads Images
If you’d like to explore this exhibition for yourself you can purchase a CD of all of the quilts that were displayed at the exhibition for only US$10 plus $2.95 postage from the Sacred Threads website. I’m not sure if that $2.95 is for US only. To check on international postage contact either Lisa or Christine and I’m sure they’d be only too happy to help you out. [Update: Lisa says she is happy to ship to Australia too for the $2.95. What a bargain!]
I hope you’ve enjoyed this taste of what was a wonderful exhibition. We spent several hours there just marvelling at the diversity and the creativity that was on display.