Posted on | Tuesday, June 9, 2015 | No Comments

Crawfordsville's long-awaited Spring silently gained the strength necessary to push the rain and dull, dark days of Winter away. Not a moment too soon, I might add! A colorful profusion of scents and colors so vivid they take your breath away has come to the rescue. So too the creative adventures of Crawfordsville's Sugar Creek Quilters, percolated in hybernation during those same dark, dull days of late winter, have not so miraculously sprung forth in a myriad profusion of bold, colorful imaginings that redirect the ordinary into something quite extra-ordinary – Original Art Quilts - straight from the verdant imaginations of each Sugar Creek Quilt artist.

Creating an art quilt means using your own skills and imagination to create the pattern and style that best expresses your idea in the most unstandardable way. It means not using a pre-printed patten or kit to accomplish your goal. It means breaking the rules when necessary to follow your dream to its natural conclusion – an Art Quilt, Your Way! No cookie-cutter quilts here! 

Florence by Anita Hardwick
In the featured Artists Room and throughout Athens Arts Gallery you will be treated to the diverse and exciting expressions of Sugar Creek Quilters art. Sugar Creek Quilters artists include Isobel Arvin's BLACKOUT IN WORLD WAR II; Carol Case's, GARDEN; Sheri Clements, CHICKADEE IN STAINED GLAS and the URBAN WINDOWS of Nancy Doemel. Janet Fields created the magicalWHOOO. The ASIAN ELEGANCE of Jean Goebel quiets the soul. Long arm quilter Linda Haltom treats us to SPRINGTIME FROLICand Diane Hammill, AS SEEN THROUGH THE WINDOW OFMACULAR DEGENERATIONA HIPPO IN PARADISE? And CYCLE. SCQ founder, Anita Hardwick brings us WINTER WINDOW. Patriot Lois Jannsen, presents OLD GLORY and PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN. Sara Kleihauer's prolific work includes SASSY, BUTTERFLY & PEONY,SELVAGE WINDOWS,SUNRISE ON A GRAY DAY and WINTER GERANIUMS. Nancy Jane Lyon created a self portrait with NANCY AT THE WINDOW and WHIMSY. Cindy McDonald made a FRACTURED QUILT and Marilyn Maddux went A LITTLE OVER THE TOP as did Carole Meyer in ASIAN LADIES.  FISHING AT PEBBLE BEACH by Phyllis Parker makes us want to be there.  Artist and former teacher, Jan Sieferman, shows us a GARDEN OF GLADIOLASWATERCOLOR CONEFLOWERSand PANEL DILEMA, and last, but certainly not least, Lois Vance gifts us withMY SUNFLOWERS.

In 1992 a fledgling group of quilters met for the first time. At 6:45 on the third Monday of each month they still meet at the Crawfordsville Public Library. Anyone interested in quilts or quilting is welcome. There is always something to learn from a speaker or a new friend to be made.

Athens Arts will host this exhibit from Wednesday, June 17 through Saturday, July 25 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Wednesday through  Saturday. An  opening artists' reception at the Gallery, 113  North Washington Street, Crawfordsville from 6 to 8 pm will be held on Friday June 19.. Come early and stay late enjoying lite appetisers and beautiful music in the relaxing atmosphere of Athens Arts! ALL ARE WELCOME!