Thursday, January 2, 2014

Both Sets of Dayton Landmark Quilts on Exhibit in 2014

Back in 2011 the members of the Miami Valley Art Quilt Network decided to make a set of Slice Quilts. Member Ronnie Doyal went out and took some photos of landmarks around the Dayton area. Six photos were selected and then "sliced" into parts with each quilter getting a separate part.

Each quilter could use any fabric or technique that she wanted but the colors had to be true to life and it was important that they all be the same height. Once the quilts were finished, they were hung next to the other slices in the photo.

We had such a good time that in the Fall of 2012 we chose 8 more photos to slice.

The first time we did it, I made the 6th slice in the "Dayton Skyline" quilt and the 1st slice in the "Sacred Heart Church" quilt. For the "redux" I made the 3rd slice in the "Industrial Dayton" quilt.

Both sets of quilts (made up of 40 total slices) will be on display at Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm from Jan 6-Mar 9, 2014. There will be a reception on Sun. Jan. 12, 2-4p. 

The center is located at 1000 Aullwood Rd. in Dayton, Ohio and is open M-Sa 9a-5p and Su 1-5p. There is a $5 fee for adults ($3 children) that also allows access to the center, farm, and hiking trails.

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