Quilters’ Guild Acadienne is pleased to once again showcase the work and passion of its members at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.
Journeys in Quilting embodies the creative freedom that quilters enjoy, whether the quilt is meant to be on a bed, on someone’s lap, or on a wall. Most quilters learn the craft using traditional piecing, simple hand stitching, and/or straight machine stitching. The quilts made with these methods embody beauty in the simplicity and authenticity (bare roots) of the process.
As quilters venture further into their craft, they are often drawn to more complex designs, construction and themes. This display illustrates expeditions to real and imagined places, as well as explorations of quilting construction and techniques. It exhibits a cross-section of color use and design including traditional, art, modern, and free form quilting. Techniques exhibited include hand quilting, machine quilting, traditional, reverse, and raw-edge applique, embroidery and raw material embellishments, and the use of non-traditional quilting fabrics.
One of the endearing aspects of these quilts is the story associated with each them. Every quilt has a story that is as touching as the quilt is beautiful.