By attending these weekly exhibits, visitors will have something new to see each week during the six weeks of Stitches-In-Time in addition to the 130 quilts on display in that exhibit.
The Museum Center announces a lobby exhibition of quilts created by local quilt artist Mary Keasler. Her stunning creations will be on view in the museum lobby March 8-12.
Keasler has been a collector of antique quilts for the past 25 years and had always wanted to learn how to quilt. Finally, about 10 years ago, she had the time to teach herself how to piece and quilt. She began by using magazine patterns and books and creating very traditional quilts.
Keasler soon became bored with the repetitiveness of geometric blocks and discovered art quilts and free form quilting styles; she soon began teaching herself how to make this type of quilt. Creating these artistic quilts has become her passion over the past five years.
Never having had any formal art training, Keasler finds designing with fabric a wonderful way to express her love of color and art. As she said, “I have always enjoyed doing anything with fabric, threads and needles, and this is the perfect venue for me.”
Over the past several years, Keasler has been honored with numerous ribbons and awards in local, regional and national quilt shows. Photos of her quilts have also been featured in nationally published quilting magazines and quilt-related calendars. You can learn more about her quilting projects on her blog, Fiberliscious, at www.fiberliscious.blogspot.com.
Some of Keasler’s quilt creations on display will also be for available for sale through the Museum Gift Shop.
For more information call 339-5745 or visit www.museumcenter.org.