Maquoketa Art Experience Sidewalk Quilt Challenge

Friday, February 28, 2014-Friday, March 28, 2014

Fiber artists were challenged with a small piece of “sidewalk” colored fabric and instructed to make the sidewalk appear on two opposite sides of the quilt. In this exhibition, all of the fiber artists offer their own interpretation of a scene from memory, imagination, or even what they see from a walk on the sidewalk. Look for the flowers, the children, and the red boots on the porch, a clothesline with wash drying on it, a church, and even a lizard.

The artists, from Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, have many surprises for you to discover. Come, see, and enjoy.

Artist Statement

Colleen Curry will display her fiber art quilts. Colleen has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in music education and performance. She started her quilting and fiber arts career in 1995. She served as quilt show chair for Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild for five years. Since the year 2000, she has shown her work in all of the Quad Cities’ major art venues. In 2002, she began teaching new fiber techniques, giving lectures and trunk shows of her work. In 2009, she formed the Quad Cities Fiber Arts group. This group meets once a month to show works of fiber art and to discuss new techniques. She is currently represented by The David Smith Studio and Gallery in Geneseo, IL.