The Meaford Hall Galleries present the perfect backdrop for a stunning display of quilts by the Friendship Circle Quilters. The walls are alive with such varied works of art – there is some very tangible texture and depth to some of the pieces, and styles included are classic, contemporary, geometrical and picture perfect art pieces.
“This is a fantastic space – the quilts in the show look just beautiful and their presence gives the Galleries a very soft, warm and inviting feeling,” says Cheryl Smith, Friendship Circle Quilters president.
The display of almost 40 quilts both large and small will be available for viewing until March 4, 2008. In the collection are works by each individual artist in the group of about 20 quilters. Included in the exhibit are hand-quilted, pieced, appliquéd, and machine- quilted works from artisans aged 50 to 90 who reside in Meaford and the surrounding countryside.
It was while attending a performance of Two Pianos, Eight Hands in Meaford Hall that we were exposed to this stunning display firsthand and were moved by what we experienced. The concert, sponsored by Ward Bond of Blue Mountain Honda was fantastic in itself, but I never expected the visual treat of this fantastic quilt exhibit during intermission.
If you’re just driving by…I suggest strongly that you take 15 minutes out of your day to visually and culturally enrich your day…stop, smell the roses and enjoy this brilliant artwork.
If you’re crafty by nature…make this a destination point…you will appreciate all of the hard work…a labour of love. We have photos of the quilt exhibit in our Community Photo Gallery but there’s nothing like seeing these masterpieces first hand.
All quilts are brand new, with most being available for sale. For more information call 1.877.538.0463, drop by the Meaford Hall Galleries at 12 Nelson St., or visit http://www.meafordhall.ca.