Please join us for the 26th Annual Quilt Show and see more than 50 amazing hand-crafted quilts on display against the architectural beauty of the Library. We again ring in the New Year with a visual feast brought to you by the Red Rock Quilters and Sedona Public Library. Enjoy the exhibit from January 11 through March 6, 2021.
Come on in and take a self-directed tour of the show. Browse the quilts hanging in the Main Room of the Library on the rafters and walls. Printed guides will be available to help you as you wander. The guide provides a photo and description of each quilt and will indicate if a quilt is for sale.
Don’t forget to vote for your one favorite quilt in each of three categories for the “Viewers’ Choice” Awards. Viewers’ Choice Awards will be presented for 1) large quilts; 2) small/wall quilts; and 3) favorite challenge quilt. This year’s challenge was “Those Red Rocks Aren’t Really Red.” Judges will also select one quilt for the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame Award.
This annual tribute to the art form of quilting is one of the Library’s most popular events. Required social distancing and masks will not inhibit your ability to peruse the amazing local talent during the Library’s open hours: Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.
This year’s show features many red rock-inspired creations, as well as others, and the entries are . . . well, they’re all gorgeous! Read on for details about just a few of the dozens that you’ll be able to view starting next week.
Don’t miss “Sonoran Spring” by Pat Loomis (#3). This colorful quilt reminds Pat of her favorite desert season: spring! She has hidden an assortment of curious critters among the desert blooms, all in the bright batiks and florals she chose from her “stash” of fabrics. While an exercise in patience, Pat explained, she says it was worth it for this creation that she loves. We do, too!
Celebrating the sense of dignity she found in a vintage black and white photograph, LeAnn Hileman created “Navajo Boy with Truck” (#30) and transformed the faded image into a brightly colored quilt. LeAnn was inspired by the boy’s comfortable pose and she quilted the truck so that even if you’re not a car buff, you’ll love her historic automotive detail.
Another piece inspired by photography is Deb Deaton’s “Day into Night” (#41). Deb felt compelled to capture with fiber the splendor of the desert sky as depicted in a Robert Murray photo. This stunning work includes a hand-painted sky and hand-dyed fabric. It’s a mixed media sensation that might just drop your jaw.
And, finally, get ready to be mesmerized by Deborah L. Staats’ “Kaleidoscope Round & Round” (#43) with its connected circles of blue. Deb used English paper piercing as well as beads and sequins to get your eyes' attention on this unique quilt. Enjoy!
Please come by to see one of the Library’s most popular and well-loved annual shows. And be sure to tell your family and friends about this opportunity to do something fun, artistic, and free, available for nearly two months! Please remember the Library abides by social distancing and mask wearing requirements.
Rest assured, while here, you are breathing the cleanest, safest, and freshest air with our recent installation of a new UV Air Pure Air Scrubber System. The special UV lights and photo catalyst technology protect and purify the air and attack contaminants on all surfaces.
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Sedona Public Library
Column for January 8, 2020
Written by Anne Marie Mackler, Development Director
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