As you walk through the Sacred Threads art quilt exhibit, you can listen to a recording of artists talking about their work. (More about the exhibit below.)
Coming up with a one-minute commentary about my piece, A Worthy Accomplishment, was a new challenge for me. I wrote and *cut and practiced reading,* and repeated between *s several times. That’s a reference to knitting and crochet instructions, in case you were wondering.
The volunteers at Sacred Threads set up a telephone recording session, where artists could call in and record their speech. I was able to listen to my recording and decide whether to save or re-record. It took me about three tries to get it just the way I wanted it.
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Sacred Threads is an exhibition of quilts that express life’s journeys. Through their art, quilters express joy, inspiration, spirituality, healing, grief, and peace. Read lots more about this thoughtful and interesting exhibit at www.sacredthreadsquilts.com.
The project is run by volunteers, like these two who were hanging the quilts for the 2017-2019 show, which debuted in Herndon, VA. This photo from the Sacred Threads Facebook page is used with permission.
The exhibit will be at the Floris Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia, through Sunday, July 23. After that, A Worthy Accomplishment is coming home, but thirty-six of the original 300 quilts in the Sacred Threads exhibit will travel around the United States through June 2019. These are the venues so far:
- Flint Festival of Quilts, Flint MI – September 2017
- HeART Gallery, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Toledo, OH – October 18-30, 2017
- Grace Episcopal Church, Gainesville GA – November 1 – December 15, 2017
- Voice of the Spirit Gallery, West Raleigh Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, NC -January – February, 2018
- Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum, Carrollton GA – March-June, 2018
- Good Shepard Episcopal Church, Hayesville NC – July, 2018
- The Rectory Cultural Arts Center, Norcross, GA – August, 2018
- Virginia Quilt Museum, Harrisonburg VA – September-December, 2018
- Best of the Valley Quilt Show, Lindsay, CA – April, 2019
- A World of Quilts, Danbury, CT – May 2019
If you or your venue is interested in receiving a portion of the 2017 exhibit, please indicate your interest by filling out the Traveling Exhibit Interest form.
If you aren’t able to see the show in Virginia, I hope you will like to read the speech about A Worthy Accomplishment:
Hi. I’m Suzann Thompson, talking to you from Comanche County, Texas.
I’ve met a startling number of people who feel unworthy.
I think our culture feeds this perception. As a society, we seem to admire enormous wealth and power. We marvel at technology. And then we go to the movies and see heroes swooping in to save the world!
Those are BIG, IMPORTANT things.
My quilt, A Worthy Accomplishment, draws attention to the SMALL important things that most of us do every day. We take care of ourselves and others, work at home or away. We are kind and thoughtful. And sometimes, we take time to make something, like a delicious meal or a quilt.
We probably won’t become famous or rich for doing these things, but I think they are worthy accomplishments and because we do them, WE ARE worthy. I hope you think so, too.
Read more about this wall hanging at www.textilefusion.com/blog/?p=a-worthy-accomplishment.