PICTURE PARADISE: CUADROS FROM THE PERUVIAN WOMEN OF PAMPLONA ALTA
September 18 - November 14
Hockaday Museum - 302 2nd Avenue East - Kalispell
Cuadros are embroidered and appliquéd fabric pictures created by women of two art cooperatives located in Pamplona Alta, a shantytown on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. The exhibition highlights their work and underscores their creativity, resilience, and hope despite living in harsh conditions. (Source: http://hockadaymuseum.org/index.cfm?inc=page&page=6)
BROOKE ATHERTON: MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS EXHIBIT
October 15, 2020 to January 10, 2021
Yellowstone Art Museum – 401 North 27th Street - Billings, MT
This exhibit features textile artist Brooke Atherton’s exploration of maternal, marital, and sisterly relationships. She layers heirloom fabrics from friends and family with found materials to create textile pieces which connect memories with history and culture. (Source: https://www.artmuseum.org/exhibitions/)
BROAD SPECTRUM 2020 – SAQA MT/ID REGIONAL EXHIBITION
October 16 to December 18, 2020
Northcutt Steele Gallery - Liberal Arts Building, 1st Floor
MSU-B - 1500 University Drive - Billings, MT
The exhibition showcases 21 SAQA regional artists’ unique interpretations of the theme Broad Spectrum. (Source: https://www.saqa.com/events/broad-spectrum-2020-saqa-regional-0)
IF YOU’D LIKE TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE
HAWAIIAN QUILT BLOCKS
There are some great resources for you! Judy Petersen’s favorite books are:
- Hawaiian Quilting as an Art by Kepola Kakalia
- Hawaiian Quilting by Elizabeth Root
- Poakalani Quilt Patterns: Menehune Quilts by Elizabeth Root
Judy provided us with a complimentary Hawaiian applique template for an Angel block – a great holiday sewing project. You’ll find the pdf for the Angel pattern on our Members Only page under "Items to Make".
Note: : the author John Serrao granted Judy permission to share his copyrighted material with Guild members only.
An easy block tutorial, with step-by-step photos, is “Beginner’s Guide to Hawaiian Quilts” at https://www.gathered.how/sewing-and-quilting/quilting/free-hawaiian-quilt-pattern/
Tutorial link permission granted by gathered.
If you missed our May 12th virtual guild meeting and would like to view the fascinating "It Takes a Quilt" video about Tricia Stoddard’s discovery of stunningly beautiful Ralli quilts of Pakistan and India, just click on the link below and enjoy!
The documentary video was made by Cara Wade as her BYU Communications capstone project. The GQG Program Committee has obtained permission from Cara Wade and Tricia Stoddard to show this video to the Guild.
TIPS, TRICKS, TOOLS & TECHNIQUES
What a wonderful assortment of good ideas you shared at the March 2020 guild meeting! Thank you everyone for submitting and participating. Click on the PDF document below for a copy with photos. Contact names are included if you need more information. We'll keep this on the home page for a couple of months and then move it to "Sew Much More" so you can always access it. Try to support your LOCAL QUILT SHOP first if purchasing!
The Marlene Saccoccia Quilt Heritage Project is now online at Montana Memory Project. This is the first 3D collection the Museum of the Rockies Cultural History Department has fully inventoried, digitized, and made available online to the public.You can access the collection of over 100 quilts made from circa 1775 to 1994 at https://mtmemory.org/digital/
collection/p16013coll137. Each record contains photographs, detailed descriptions of the physical characteristics of the quilt, and information about the quilt's provenance. *Hint: Click on the photos to see a higher quality image.*The quilt shown here was made by Trish Gollehon (Donna's sister-in-law). Go here to see more photos of this beautiful quilt and a detailed description: https://mtmemory.org/digital/collection/p16013coll137/id/365/rec/1.Also, The Montana History Foundation is going to feature the project on their website, in their newsletter, and in their social media at the end of February!
Handwork Club - please join us!
The club usually meets at the Sourdough Fire Department, 4541 S. 3rd, Bozeman, on the first Monday of every month (unless holidays, etc. dictate otherwise). However, all in person is on hold until further notice. Check the Guild Calendar. Bring your handwork of any type and join your "sisters in stitches"! Questions? Contact Linda Itoah at email@example.com .
Guild Website Advertising Policy
The Advertising Policy of the Gallatin Quilt Guild is aligned with our Mission Statement (on the Home page) and our status as a non-profit organization. Only Business Members of the Guild may advertise on this website, and the advertisements must pertain to some type of needle arts. Ads will appear on the "Sew Much More" web page. Ads will be featured at the top of the page. Ad size is approximately 8.5"x11". The ad rates are $15 / 1 month or $150.00 / 12 consecutive months. In a 12-month ad program the ad content can be changed once per month or stay the same, as the advertising Business Member prefers. It will be the responsibility of the advertising Business Member to send ad artwork and content to firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon receipt of the ad artwork/content and the ad time request, the Business Member will be invoiced by email for the appropriate amount by the Guild Treasurer. Billable ads will start at the first of each month.