By: Virginia Volkman
For: Red Rock News
Date: January 11, 2013
Quilt Show at the Library
Sedona Public Library's Annual Quilt Show
features over 50 quilts, showcasing the creativity of our local quilters
against the architectural beauty of the Library.
This community event is in its 20th year, and as always the diverse
display of traditional and contemporary quilts is stunning. The show
runs through Thursday, February 7.
Visit the Quilter's Store Sedona and Gallery website at www.quiltersstoresedona.com
for photos of the show.
Once again, Patty Krause of the Quilter's
Store has prepared a handout to accompany the show. Her introduction
reads: "Welcome to the Library's Annual Quilt Show and another
creative and colorful display. As you wander through the aisles
looking at quilts and reading the handout, you soon will sense that
quilting is all about family. Whether it is an upcoming family
celebration that inspires the quilter, lasting friendships or deeper
emotions of grief or joy, the quilter finds expression and release through
the quilting process and finished piece. So much love is poured
into these quilts. May this diverse collection of quilts warm
your heart with their beauty and stories and awe you with their creativity."
In keeping with the theme of family, this
article highlights quilts created by members of the Sedona Public Library
"Happy Puppies" is the work of volunteer
Sandy Kreml. Sandy works at the Circulation Desk on Wednesday
afternoons and Thursday mornings. She made this quilt for her
son, who always loved the family dogs. Sandy says finding the fabrics
was like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. She used the three-dimensional
pattern "Gone to the Dogs," by Judy Didit. The quilting was
done by Andrea Marquez at the Christmas Goose in Las Vegas.
"Peacocks Delight" is another quilt
by Sandy Kreml. When Sandy saw the pattern "Shenandoah" by
Creative Sewlutions, she was taken by the possibilities. The
peacock fabric was found at Quilter's Store Sedona, and she knew it
would be perfect for the pattern. The quilting was done by Mary Barley
at the Christmas Goose in Las Vegas.
"Colors of Saddlerock" is by Liz Lansford.
Liz works at the Circulation Desk as a substitute. The colors
of the quilt are a slice of the color she sees throughout her neighborhood.
Liz made this quilt as a gift for her husband and used a "Wing and
a Prayer" design for this traditionally pieced quilt.
"Tools of the Trade" is by Anne Uruburu,
President of the Library's Board of Trustees. Anne won a stack
of block-of-the-month 3D spools from Red Rock Quilters and designed
this quilt for her new quilting studio. The spool block was designed
by Diana Upp.
"What Quilters Think" is another
quilt by Anne Uruburu. Anne discovered a panel with quilter's
sayings which she liked. She learned to miter corners with this panel,
which she made to cover an electrical box in her quilting studio.
"Garden Labyrinth" is by Krista Otto,
who volunteers at the Circulation Desk on Wednesday afternoons.
Krista adapted a quilt pattern by Sue Harvey
and Sandy Boobar and she did the quilting herself. Krista plans to
give this quilt to her nephew, who has waited many years for his own
We hope that you enjoy another delightful
show of quilts and stories. We are fortunate to have a talented
community of quilters in our area, who generously share their treasures
with us. As always, we offer a heartfelt thank you to Patty Krause
for organizing the show and allowing us to display the quilts.
Sedona Public Library is a private, 501(c)(3)
non-profit corporation, supported by donations and grants. Your
tax-deductible donation may be sent to: Sedona Public Library,
3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ 86336.
Library News appears each Friday in the Red Rock News and is also presented onSedona Biz.
Virginia Volkman is Director of the Sedona Public Library.