By Iowa Art Quilt Guild Members


Twelve talented artists using fiber as their medium will be exhibiting 21 individual pieces. The art quilts contain a variety of effects created by dyeing, painting, cutting, tearing, stamping, fusing, and embellishing. The final step, stitching through the layers of fabric, brings a dimensional depth to the artwork that mere paint cannot. Although the art is constructed from fabric, it is not meant to lie at the foot of a bed, but rather to hang on the wall like an oil or watercolor painting. Many of the art quilts are for sale by the artists.

Artists participating in the “Structures” exhibit include; Sue Kluber, Janet Bergeron, Rebecca Kemble, Pat Weber,  Judy Ludwick, Judy Kash, Wendy Read, Carol Trumbull, Susan McIntyre, Linda Knierem, Barbara Riggs, and Rebecca Loew.

The theme for this show is “Structures”, although all of the quilts are not required to follow this theme.  Included in the exhibit is a challenge project – a Slice Quilt, using a member’s photo of a barn, sliced in four, each slice of the photo interpreted by the individual members.  There were enough “slices” to complete 5 barns. Additional artists participating in the Slice Quilt include; Mary Jane Hazelwood, Ann Igoe, Dorothy Palmer, Susan Barnes, and Karen Harris.

The Iowa Art Quilters exhibit is free and open to the public during business hours at the FACC. This display will remain up through the end of November.