Monday, January 11, 2010

Gee's Bend Celebration in Hartford

Art quilts are just about everywhere!
Community Health Services (CHS) in Hartford CT is sponsoring “Community Threads”, a City-wide celebration of quilts and fiber art, to coincide with the Hartford Stage’s musical production “Gee’s Bend”.

Now through February 28th, 2010

Nearly a hundred quilts have been loaned to public venues around the city. Antique bedding and historical quilts can be seen along side contemporary art quilts; work by Gee’s Bend quilters and Connecticut fiber artists lend inspiration to “first-timers” working on Hartford’s community quilts" Kate Themel, SAQA CT blog Read more at

Many from art quilt buddies around the state, including Sisters in Cloth members Linda Zimmerman (, Gail Kotowski (, Vivika DeNegre ( and me :^).

Check out what the media has to say at: Helen Ubiñas of The Hartford Courant:,0,6014267.column


Nancy Schoeffler, also of The Hartford Courant:,0,641796.story


  1. I hadn't realized Gee's Bend was becoming a stage production. I saw the PBS special on them yeras ago, & was thrilled to see the actual quilts in Seattle. The exhibit was the most moving quilt exhibit I've ever seen.

  2. You are so fortunate to have all these wonderful quilts come into your backyard -- enjoy the show!

    What's the name of your featured quilt?