Lunch & Learn Thursday, Sept 15 at noon
The colorfully emotional Sacred Threads traveling quilt exhibit is currently on display at
HeART Gallery. Within each detailed work, artists tell stories of joy, grief, healing, inspiration,
spirituality, peace and brotherhood. Some explore the fear and isolation many have
experienced during the emergence of COVID-19. Others deal with issues of social justice,
uch as the creation by Ivy Sandz from Berkeley, California. She stitched the words of Yazmin J
uarez’s testimony before congress on July 10, 2019, describing the death of her two year old
daughter who died in an ICE detention camp in Texas without medical care. Climate change
issues are addressed in the work of several quilts, and several express loss after losing a spouse.
Other quilts are humorous, poignant, and sometimes hopeful using vibrant shapes, colors,
textures and a variety of techniques to be admired and studied.
The exhibit features the handiwork of 42 contemporary quilters and will be on display
August 1 - September 26. The traveling exhibit is part of a larger national juried exhibition of 200
quilts displayed biennially at Floris Methodist Church, Oak Hill, Virginia.
Spotlight Tours, with information on story backgrounds, fabrics and techniques, will be held
beginning at noon on
Thursday, Sept. 15. A buffet lunch is included
at no charge, but donations are appreciated. To visit the exhibit or make reservations for lunch,
Beside Still Waters by Elaine Ross; Batavia, New York
The Testimony of Yazmin Juarez by Ivy Sandz; Berkely, California