Abstract Art Quilt Collection

Friday Mar 2, 2018

2320 Wisconsin St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
US

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Steve Hamlin

Phone: 505-821-2739
Website: Click to Visit

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Quilt collector Marjorie Childress shows a diverse collection of abstract quilted art with quirky lines and textile choices, and almost-accidental composition.

Cross Quilt

Meet Albuquerque quilt collector Marjorie Childress, whose diverse collection defines another dimension of “abstract art” with quirky lines and textile choices, and almost-accidental composition. 

Selections from Marjorie’s collection are the featured exhibit for March 2018’s ARTSCrawl reception and exhibit at Hip Stitch from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 2. Her collection is primarily organized through the lens of design and narrative, with an emphasis on improvisation, culture and remembrance. It includes groupings of quilts from the 1960-1970s, and quilts made from clothing, wool and denim, often patched. She also has 19th century quilts in her collected works. Her exhibit at Hip Stitch will include examples of both older and contemporary pieces.

See also: Found Objects

Abstract Stitches

Katya Crawford and Mira Woodson

Join the folks at Hip Stitch (2320 Wisconsin NE) for a First Friday event that you aren't likely to see in a lot of other spots. This Friday, March 2, they host pieces from the quilt collection of Marjorie Childress. The quilts that Childress has amassed over the years redefine the ideas of abstract and contemporary art, apply them to the age-old practice of quilting. The quilts are made from all manner of fabric—from wool to reclaimed denim, and the pieces span a huge timeline, some dating back to the 19th century. The formal reception for the works takes place between 5 and 8pm and is free to the public.

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