January 2020 President’s Message

The Community Education Committee is working in 2 specific areas. This month I am going to talk about the Exhibits area. We are looking for places to promote the quilting arts to the community. The Eldridge, Le Claire, Cordova and Davenport libraries have been very open to displays both on their walls and in display cases. We also had a great exhibit in the Clinton River Arts Center, Botanical Center and Figge Art Museum this past year.

Our new CE co-chair, Tricia Coulson is in communication with other venues to find more places to exhibit our art. When there is a call for pieces to exhibit in any venue, please consider answering that call with one or more pieces. We like to have a good representation of our membership at each exhibit. There are some venues that ask for something specific in size or a theme. Sometimes you may get a call when Tricia knows you have what has been requested, especially when there is a size requirement and only a few are needed. We are hoping for as much exposure as possible to help ignite interest in the community for the Great River Quilt Show in September 2020. If you are aware of a venue that we could exhibit in, please get the information to Tricia Coulson at ticoulson@yahoo.com.

We have had opportunities to have exhibits in several venues that have asked us to share our quilting arts in their locations. We are invited annually to The Botanical Center during the months of November and December. We thank them for that opportunity and Clayton Petersen for overseeing it. The Figge Art Museum is another one that has invited us to exhibit in their lobby almost annually during the month of March to celebrate National Quilt Day. Mary Kaye Hymes has put out a call for entries for it. Please answer that call.

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