Iowa QuiltScape for May 9, 2020

MAN MADE [Virtual]

Wednesday • May 13th • 9:30am CDT
online via Zoom

Join us Wednesday, May 13th, at 9:30am CDT, for another virtual meet-up with Deb Geyer, Executive Director at the The Quilters Hall of Fame, and quilters Arnold Hegy Savage and Jack Edson featuring three quilts that are part of our current exhibit, Man Made. IQM director Megan Barrett and the curator of Man Made, Tony Jacobson, will host this program via Zoom.

This event is being offered free of cost by the Iowa Quilt Museum and The Quilters Hall of Fame although donations are welcome and appreciated. All donations will be split equally between the two institutions to continue the vibrancy of our exhibits and programs.

The first 100 participants will be able to login to the meeting. Viewers are encouraged to share questions that they would like the panelists to answer. We’ll record the meeting and share it the next day for anyone who isn’t able to join us for the live meet-up.

To join the meeting via Zoom download the application on your computer or mobile device (free) and enter the following meeting details:

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The Quilters Hall of fame, located in Marion, Indiana, exists to celebrate quilting as an art form by honoring the lives and accomplishments of those people who have made outstanding contributions to the world of quilting; by restoration and reservation of the home of quilt designer Marie D. Webster in Marion, Indiana; by promoting educational programs, exhibitions, publications and research; and by collecting, preserving and documenting materials related to the Honorees of The Quilters Hall of Fame.

Among other fabulous collections, The Quilters Hall of Fame is home to the quilts collected and created by Arnold Hegy Savage who first learned to quilt in the early 1930s. Our Man Made exhibit features two of Mr. Savage’s quilts—both were started in the 1930s although one was not finished until nearly 80 years later!

Jack Edson is a professional librarian as well as quilter who has made a name for himself through his portrait quilts. He says, “These portrait pieces are conceived as works or art, rather than quilts per se, so I see them closer to paintings or collages than traditional quilts.” One of Mr. Edson’s self-portraits is on display in our Man Made exhibit and The Quilters Hall of Fame will feature a full exhibit of his quilts when they are able to re-open.

Video Link for our last Man Made [Virtual] Meet-up

If you missed our meet-up with Scott Flanagan, Scott Hansen and Mike Ellingsen this past Wednesday, May 6th, or just want to see it again, hop over to our Current Exhibit page to find a video (and some higher quality photos of their quilts.)

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