Quilts will highlight Trenton festival
By Stephanie Metts
The Suwannee Valley Quilt and Old Time Craft Festival planned for Saturday, March 13, in historic downtown Trenton will be presenting the creations and collections of more than 20 quilt groups from around the State of Florida.
One of the featured presentations will be a unique group of art quilts from Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee.
Each year, the members of this quilt group are challenged to design and create a work related to the theme of their annual show at the Florida Museum of History in Tallahassee. The theme of the 2009 show was “From Canvas to Quilt.”
The following rules were used to create these unique 2009 challenge quilts: Imagine that a well-known artist such as Rembrandt, Monet, or Picasso was given access to all the materials in your quilting room in order to create a masterpiece.
Your challenge is to create the “painting” that you imagine this artist would create using your palate of fabrics, threads, and other materials. It may be one of their famous pieces or something else that the artists would have created in their style. The challenge is to demonstrate the artist’s style through use of fabric, color, quilting techniques, texture, value and other elements of design.
The spectacular results of this very special show will be presented in its entirety inside Trenton’s turn-of-the- century Railroad Depot.
Members of Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee will be present during the Festival to answer the questions that peak your curiosity about their creations.
For more on the Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee, visit the group’s website: www.quilttallahassee.com