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Contemporary Quilted Textiles by Molly Anderson
On display through November 10
This exhibit features 25 stunning pieces of art. "These presentations are both quilts that happen to be art and art pieces that happen to be quilts," said Anderson.
Molly's creations are an untraditional way to present very traditional quilting designs and methods. Nothing she has done is new except recombining the fabric selection and placement. English paper piecing, broderie perse, appliqué, the rocking stitch method of hand quilting, and various embellishments are all old techniques. Borrowing from these methods, she has adapted them into her own style. The essence of these works is primitive because of the handwork involved, yet they are sophisticated in color, texture and composition. Each piece takes two to four months to complete, and unlike the quilts of the past, their only function is to be enjoyed visually.
Molly Anderson has an Elementary/Secondary Art Education Degree from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. Her work is part of private and permanent collections in thirteen states. She and her husband reside in Minden, Nebraska. They have two children, Caitlyn and Max.
The public is invited to attend a reception honoring Molly Anderson on Thursday, September 27, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Last Updated: Thursday, 20 June 2013