Nancye Tuttle writes about this weekend’s Lowell Quilt Festival on Nancye’s World and has given us permission to repost her article here:
It’s less hectic than the Lowell Folk Festival, to be sure. But the annual Lowell Quilt Festival promises to be a cozy event this weekend for lovers of all things bright, beautiful and creative. It kicks off Thursday morning, 8/12, at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium, when the Heroes quilt, an art quilt stitched in honor of someone from each state who has died during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is brought into the LMA’s Hall of Flags with full honor guard. Images 2010, a huge juried show, opens there, too. And vendors, classes and quilt appraisals take place all day, too. Thursday evening, enjoy Gallery Night from 5:30-8 p.m. when all the participating partners – New England Quilt Museum, Brush Art Gallery, Whistler House Museum of Art, ALL Arts Gallery, and the American Textile History Museum, throw open their doors. Friday, more classes, high tea at the Whistler and a live auction of quilts, plus wine, cheese and chocolate, at the Merrimack Rep. On Saturday, more quilts, classes, artists receptions, and Quilt Candy, an outdoor array of sewing, fabric and quilting offerings in the courtyard by the Brush. The weekend is not-to-be-missed by anyone who marvels at what talented quilters can do with fabric, thread, trims and their imaginations. Visit www.lowellquiltfestival.org for more details.