It must be January in Sedona. Just in time to ward off the post-holiday blues and to brighten up some otherwise dreary and wet days, the quilts are up and visitors and residents are flocking in to see them.
This year, Sedona Public Library’s Annual Quilt Show features 64 quilts, showcasing the creativity of our local quilters against the architectural beauty of the Library. The show runs through Saturday, February 27.
Quilter’s Store Sedona is sponsoring this event, and we’re grateful to store owner Cynthia Cunningham for continuing this tradition. As always, the diverse display of traditional and contemporary quilts is stunning.
As you wander through the aisles looking at quilts and reading the handout, the love that is poured into these quilts will be evident. Look for the quilts mentioned below, created by members of the Sedona Public Library “family.”
“The Missions” (#12) is the work of volunteer Sandy Kreml, who works at the Circulation Desk. After Sandy traveled to the Franciscan missions with her brother, a priest, she designed this quilt and included St. Francis’ and St. Clare’s likenesses to tie them together. Quilted by Mary Bailey.
“Pinwheel Star” (#27) is also by Sandy. This is her second quilt, which she made in 2002. She appreciates the old fabrics she used to make this. Quilted by Andrea Marquez.
“Arizona Sunflowers” (#17) was created by staff member Katherine Merlino. She used a pattern from the book, “Heirloom Quilts from Old Tops” by Patricia Morris and Jeanette Muir. Katherine did the applique and piecing by hand and machine. The quilting was done by hand.
“Blossoming Tree” (#29) is also by Katherine. The inspiration for this quilt came from the rich eggplant and rust fabric that Katherine used for the large triangular shapes. She enjoyed choosing the coordinating fabrics and working with the simple shapes. Katherine used a pattern from “Quilts! Quilts! Quilts!” by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes.
“A ‘Maizing’ Southwest” (#40) is by Anne Uruburu, who served as President of the Library’s Board of Trustees. This was an 18-month project for Anne, who met for weekly sessions with her friend Barbara, during which they each constructed their own version of the pattern, by Arlene Walsh Designs. Quilted by Linda de Vries of Flagstaff.
“Getting Gas” (#45) is by Sara Friesen, who works as a Computer Volunteer. This quilt uses the classic “drunkard’s path” design.
“Tiffany Brickway” (#58) is by Krista Otto, who volunteers at the Circulation Desk. Krista created this quilt after seeing something like it in a catalog. It is for her youngest grandson, a spunky young fellow.
“Celtic Knot” (# 63) is by Joanne Brosz, who worked for many years at the Circulation Desk. Joanne had a stash of St. Patrick’s Day fabrics, and she knew they had a home when a Celtic knot block was presented as “block of the month” at a Red Rock Quilters meeting. Joanne machine pieced this quilt and did the long arm quilting.
We hope that you enjoy another delightful show of quilts and stories. We are fortunate to have a talented community of quilters in our area, who generously share their treasures with us.
Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, supported by donations and grants. Your tax-deductible donation may be sent to: Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ 86336.
Sedona Public Library is located at 3250 White Bear Road in West Sedona. Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sedona Public Library in the Village is located at Bell Rock Plaza, Suite 51 A. Library hours in the Village are Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
You may call the main Library at 928.282.7714 and SPL-V at 928.284.1603 for more information about exhibits and services that we offer.
Sedona Public Library’s commitment to serving as an arts and culture center means that you can take advantage of a variety of resources tailored to our community every time you pay us a visit. Stop by to view the quilts exhibit or attend an Arizona Humanities program, and you can explore our collections of books, magazines, CDs, and DVDs that provide you a ticket to the world of music, film, painting, dance, photography, and much more.
Whether you prefer to appreciate arts and culture or want to take part in a creative endeavor, you will find a book on our shelves or available to order from the Yavapai Library Network. New book arrivals include Vincent Van Gogh: The Complete Paintings, Kaffe Fassett’s Heritage Quilts, and The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting, as well as the latest biographies of musicians, actors, and writers.
The Library’s magazine offerings encompass a wide range of artistic activities and cultural areas. Choose from publications such as Entertainment Weekly, Southwest Art, Smithsonian, Architectural Digest, and Rolling Stone, and browse our great selection of titles for crafters, writers, and other artists, like American Patchwork and Quilting, Writer’s Digest, and Outdoor Photographer.
Did you know th e Library has over 1,300 music CDs available to check out? Choose from genres such as rock, new age, holiday, classical, and country. Thousands of additional music CDs are available from other county libraries. Browse the collection, located near the DVDs, or order online from your home computer.
Thanks to the generosity of our community, the Library is continually receiving donations of the popular Great Courses series and adding them to our collection. These audiobook or DVD courses, taught by noted experts in their fields, provide opportunities to hear in-depth lectures about artistic and cultural subjects from Shakespeare to Impressionism to jazz.
This is only a small sampling of the arts and culture collections offered by the Library—our online resources also give you access to digital magazines, books, and audiobooks on a wealth of topics. Ask a reference librarian how to start using these terrific free resources, available to you 24/7.
Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supported by donations and grants. Your tax-deductible donation may be sent to: Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ 86336.
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