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2nd Saturday Gallery Reception: December 13, 5 pm – 8 pm

December 1–30, 2014

Mendocino Quilt Artists
"A Feast for the Eyes"

Deanna Apfel
Deanna Apfel, "Lettuce," collage
Laura Fogg
Laura Fogg, Visions of Apple Pie," cotton


The Mendocino Quilt Artists guild is composed of 12 inland Mendocino County women: Deanna Apfel, Holly Brackmann, Laura Fogg, Renee Gannon, Vicky Groom, Ann Horton, Leila Kazimi, Betty Lacy, Dede Ledford, Mary Ann Michelsen, Joyce Paterson, and Marilyn Simpson. We have been meeting together for many years to encourage and support each other in our development as textile artists, both in terms of group and individual challenges. Many of our members are award-winning artists at the national and international level.

This show, "A Feast for the Eyes," is the result of our collective desire to create a truly luscious body of work that could be featured in a gallery setting. We have included works that relate directly to the concept of holiday feasting in addition to others that are more broadly a visual feast, using a wide variety of surface design techniques. All fall within the official definition of quilting: they are composed of three layers (a top layer, batting and a backing) that are connected by lines of stitching, though none could possibly be used as bedding. These are wall quilts, meant to be hung and treasured as art.

— Mendocino Quilt Artists


Marilyn Simpson
Marilyn Simpson, "Lena Delta," silk
Renee Gannon
Renee Gannon, "Natures Dance," silk