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2022 Special Exhibits

The Diana Cherrywood Challenge

Diana, Princess of Wales, changed the way the world viewed the royal family. Her charming personality and generous smile continues to warm the hearts of people around the globe, even 25 years after her tragic death. Cherrywood Fabrics challenged artists to use specific colors to create an original 20" square art quilt as a memorial to Diana. The juried exhibit includes an abundance of techniques, themes, and creativity, all using hand-dyed fabric from Cherrywood. Because of the cohesive nature of the quilts, the exhibit makes a huge visual impact.

Sisters of the Cloth Quilting Guild

Founded in 1999 and based in Fort Wayne, In, Sisters of the Cloth is a quilting guild for women of color.  The Guild reflects diversity in age, status in life, and quilting experience. "As women of color, we tend to choose designs, colors, and patterns which reflect our collective culture and shared experiences." The Guild's motto "Each One Teach One" is indicative of its two-fold purpose: teaching the craft of quilting to all who are interested and preserving the art of quilting for future generations.

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The Threads That Bind

Whether it's a treasured heirloom or a thrift store find, vintage quilts connect us with those who have quilted before us. With fabric and thread, they tell the story of their makers and the time period of their creation. They have both preserved history and inspired artistic innovation.