Monday, March 20, 2006
SCQ'S Spring Dance of the Quilts
As forsythia, tulips, daffodils and periwinkle trip the light fantastic over, under, around and through a scintillating spring-fresh breeze, so too, Sugar Creek Quilters' art quilts, wall quilts, bed quilts, and photographic quilts, coolly cavort up, down, over and around on the scintillatingly spring-fresh walls of the Mary Bishop Memorial Art Gallery at the Crawfordsville District Public Library from Monday, March 20 until Monday, May 1. Come on over, see what this myriad of colorfully unique and unusual quilts can do to make you feel like tripping the light fantastic, over under around and through on your very own spring-fresh breeze. Sugar Creek Quilters eagerly anticipate this annual rite of spring and the opportunity it presents to "strut their stuff" to a new audience. During the year quilters experiment with color, fabric, new techniques, challenges and just plain enjoy the journey that begins with an idea and ends with a creation worthy of praise. Sharing the fruits of their labors always fills a quilter with the warm glow of satisfaction in a job well done. To provide monies for quality programming and workshops during the year, SCQ members make spectacular quilts and quilt-related items for consignment or donation to the SCQ Bazaar held annually at Wabash Fine Arts Center in early November. You won't want to miss this pre-Christmas Extravaganza! A new and exciting project for SCQ quilters, and brainchild of Krish McClamroch and Lucy Garrett, presents the opportunity for members to have fun while working together in the creation of happy, multi-color quilts for each of the 29 twin beds housed at the local Crawfordsville Crisis Shelter. What a joy it is to see all those donated squares come together in a spectacularly warm and wonderful thing of beauty through the efforts of many! Sugar Creek Quilters would be delighted to have you join them in the basement of Public Library on any third Monday of the month in Community Room A at 7:00 pm. A love of quilts is the only criterion for membership. Do come often and stay long, it will leave you swinging, swaying and enjoying the spring fresh beauties that have freshly burst forth from the fertile imaginations of Crawfordsville's own Sugar Creek Quilters.