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Main Gallery Exhibitions

Eyecatchers: The Hunter Collection, Jan. 18 - May 11

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January 18 - May 11, 2014
From the collection of Barbara & Robert Hunter, this exhibition highlights a variety of designs, fabrics and techniques found in traditional and contemporary quilts. 

All quilts are available for purchase. Ask for price.

Special Statement from Barbara & Robert Hunter:
"We are pleased to share some of their quilts for others to enjoy at the Folk Art Center. The title “Eyecatchers” perfectly describes this collection, so colorful and each beautifully designed and made by talented, award-winning artists and rising stars. All here have brought joy to us and friends in our NC home which we had for years near Asheville. Collecting these and others has been a wonderful journey and has given an added dimension to our lives, including travels yearly to Paducah, KY, for the International Quilt Show and our usual visits to the National Quilt Museum exhibits there, as well as to other very outstanding quilt museums and exhibitions around the U.S.

An important side benefit has been getting acquainted with quilt artists both here and abroad, developing a fascination with their varied designs, the fabrics and combinations used, stimulating learning about the many techniques chosen, prompting more reading of quilt books and other related publications. All this has surely enhanced our appreciation of every quilt as a special composition of art, and led us into friendships we have enjoyed while being dazzled by such lovely handiwork on our beds and walls to add a cheerful, warm glow to our home. This particular interest combined with an earlier developed love for a wide array of crafts, such as offered through the Southern Highland Craft Guild here at the Folk Art Center, plus the ten years Robert served with the Penland School of Crafts Board, all have been happy experiences! Grateful we are to have been invited to place these “Eyecatchers” in such a fine venue."

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 (work shown in images above: Barbara O. Hartman, Janice Maddox, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Libby Lehman, Inge Mardal & Steen Hougs, Karen Tunnell, Heather Allen Hietala, Dolores Yoder)


Artists represented:

Heather Allen Hietala (SHCG Member)
North Carolina
37 Ponder, 1999, 30" x 66"
Pieced of various fabric, dyed, silk-screened, and layered. Longarm quilted by Rachel Reese

Iris Aycock (SHCG Member)
Reel with Real Oak, 1996, 53" x 70"
Cotton fabrics mordant printed by the artist. Machine pieced, machine embroidered, trapunto, machine quilted.

Barbara Barber
Great Britain
Barbara's Boutique, 2003, 38" x 41"
Machine pieced and machine quilted, shading effects done with threadworki. Lace, beads, ribbon and toy scissors.

Sue Benner
Grandmother's Garden III, 2005, 50.5 " x 42.5 "
Fused applique; machine quilted.

Frances Benton
Jacobean Rhapsody, 2003, 90.5 " x 100"
Hand appliqued. Hand quilted and bound by Faye Carter, North Carolina.

Lou Ann Estes
North Carolina
A Quiet Place, 2007, 48" x 62.25"
All cotton; fused fabric an dmachine trhreadwork techniques, machine applique, and machine quilted.

Caryl Bryer Fallert
Feather Study #30, 2007, 53.5" x 65"
Cotton fabric hand dyed and painted by the artist; 80/20 cotton/poly batting. Machine pieced, machine quilted.

Barbara Hartman
Celebration in Red, 2001, 83" x 83"
Hand-dyed and batik cottons. Machine pieced, machine appliqued, machine quilted.

Susie Hertzler
New Moon, A Jinny Beyer design, 2004, 91" x 112"
Pieced and quilted by Susie Hertzler from a purchased kit with the help of her daughters, Malinda and Barbara.

Libby Lehman
Skyview II: Crop Circles, 2005, 55" x 68"
Various fabrics, decorative threads. Machine pieced, machine quilted.

Janice Maddox
North Carolina
Complex Chords, Simple Melodies, 2004, 65" x 39.5"
Machine pieced, machine threadwork, machine appliqued, and machine quilted.

Inge Mardal & Steen Hougs
Twilight Rendezvous, 2002, 60" x 80"
Fabric painted by the artist: machine quilted.

Cheri Meineke-Johnson and Linda Taylor
Screaming Peacocks, 2002, 81" x 81"
Cottons; Swarovski crystals. Hand applique, machine quilting.

Libby & Jim Mijanovich (SHCG Members)
North Carolina
Sunburst Major, 2004, 22" x 37"
Vintage clothing scraps, various threads, machine pieced and machine quilted.

Scott A. Murkin
North Carolina
Bit O' Bloom, 2002, 38" x 41.5"
Machine pieced and machine quilted.

Claudia Myers
Millefiori, 2005, 63" x 81"
Machine pieced, machine appliqued; machine quilted on a George longarm machine.

Aie Rossmann
Affairs of the Heart, 2004, 62" x 62"
Machine pieced, hand appliqued and embroidered, machine and hand quilted.

Bernie Rowell (SHCG Member)
North Carolina
Snake Dance of Spring, 1998, 30" x 30"
Painted vinyl and string. Machine pieced, machine appliqued, and machine quilted.

Jane A. Sassaman
Vortex, 2000, 42" x 45"
Cottons. Machine apppliqued, machine quilted.

Pamela Studstill
PS #130, 1998, 75" x 48"
Cotton fabrics hand painted with acrylic fabric paint by the artist. Machine pieced and machine quilted.

Laurie Swim
Stonehurst Houses, 2005, 17" x 32"
Assorted fabrics. Applique, embroidery, threadpainting

Barbara Swinea (SHCG Guild member)
North Carolina
Bouganvillae, 2003, 83" x 83"
Cottons, polyester batting. Machine pieced, hand apppliqued, hand quilted.

Ricky Tims
Rhapsody in Green, 2004, 58" x 58"
Cotton fabric hand-dyed by the artist. Machine appliqued, machine quilted.

Karen R. Tunnell
Stellar Fractals, 2000, 56" x 76"
Cottons. Machine pieced and hand quilted.

Dolores Yoder
Prairie Star, 2002, 112" x 112"
Hand pieced, hand appliqued. Hand quilted by Amish quilters from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Kansas.