Selected for US National Quilt Museum Permanent Collection

Walking Through the Hardwoods by textile artist Tracey LawkoWalking Through the Hardwoods has been selected for the permanent collection of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky!

I am thrilled with this news! I created this scene – based on a Thanksgiving walk on the Bruce Trail in the Niagara Escarpment – for the 25th Anniversary Trunk Show of Studio Art Quilt Associates. Curated by Eileen Doughty, the Trunk Show was designed to showcase SAQA’s diversity of talent and its mission to “promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications.”

Fifty quilts from this exhibition were chosen by jurors B. J. Adams and Trudi Van Dyke to become a part of the National Quilt Museum permanent collection.  The 27,000 sq. ft. museum, the world’s largest devoted to quilt and fibre art, is a premier destination for quilters and textile art lovers from around the world.

The quilts in the SAQA 25th Anniversary Trunk Show are made using a wide variety of styles, techniques, and fibers reflecting the style and technique of each artist. Each quilt is 10 x 7 inches (25.4 x 17.8 cm), mounted on a black 12 x 9 inch backing board.

The 407 quilts are divided into 8 trunks. Walking Through the Hardwoods is in Trunk D. To view thumbnails click here. Each trunk will travel a region of the world into 2017.

Trunk D, including Walking Through the Hardwoods, is scheduled for:

Aug – Oct 2014   Burke Arts Council, Morganton, North Carolina
Oct – Dec 2014    Florida
Jan – Apr 2015    Maryland, Washington DC, and West Virginia
May – Aug 2015  Connecticut
Sep – Dec 2015    South Carolina and Georgia
Jan-Feb 2016      Phoenix, Arizona
March 2016         Massachusetts
Apr 1-3, 2016      Salt Creek Quilters Guild, Western Springs Illinois
May 2016             Patch of Lakeshore Quilters Guild, Wisconsin
Jun – Aug 2016   Wisconsin & Illinois

For details on where to see Trunk D or another Trunk when it is in your area, contact the appropriate regional representative via the SAQA website. Click here.

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2 Responses to Selected for US National Quilt Museum Permanent Collection

  1. Sue Godwin says:

    Well Done, Tracey. I will need to get to the museum one day, Sue

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