Saturday, July 2, 2011

Annual Art Quilt Exhibit at Aullwood: Water, Water Everywhere

From left, quilts #1, #3 and #5 are by Lori Gravley, #2 is my quilt "After the Rain" and #4 is by Mindy Marik.

These are some photos from the 19th Annual Art Quilt Exhibit. This show has 42 amazing art quilts submitted by art quilters from across the country. The local art quilt group, the Miami Valley Art Quilt Network has quilts by 5 of our members: Deb Bently, Lori Gravley, Fran LaSalle, Mindy Marik and myself.

Several of the quilts were arranged by colors and three of us from the MVAQN group worked independently in similar color families and ended up being displayed together (top photo).

This year's theme was "Water, Water Everywhere" so there were several quilts that had aqua colors and they were also arranged together. The little one in the bottom right is my "Floating Feather" quilt.

"Isle Royale Sunset" by Deb Bentley

The show runs through August 21 at the Marie S. Aull Education Center, 1000 Aullwood Rd. in Dayton. The center is open Mon.-Sat. from 9 am-5 pm and Sun. from 1-5 pm. There is a $4 admission.  The building also houses an educational center and there are hiking trails.

Dayton, Ohio sits on a large aquifer and Aullwood is located near Englewood Dam, and Yellow Springs is named after a spring, so while there is a lot of water here, there are several parts of the country (and the world) that don't have an abundance of water.

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