Illinois Quiltscape Opening Reception

  • June 19, 2015
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • McLean County Arts Center 601 N East St Bloomington IL 61761

The McLean County Arts Center presents Illinois Quiltscape, an exhibition of quilts made in Illinois, in the Brandt Gallery from June 19 to August 8, 2015. A free and public opening reception will be on Friday, June 19 from 5 to 7 pm. An Improvisational Quilt Workshop led by Penny Waldrip will be held on Saturday, June 27 from 1-4 pm. For more information and to register, visit or call (309) 829-0011.

Illinois Quiltscape explores the complexity and diversity in contemporary quilt making across Illinois. Twenty quilters from across Illinois have been invited to exhibit a quilt of original design. Inclusive of Art Quilts, Modern Quilts, Functional Bed and Wall Hanging Quilts, the exhibition highlights how traditional and contemporary quilting techniques are used to best tell each quilt's unique story.

Included in the exhibition are:

Cheryl Adam (Bloomington), Frieda Anderson (Elgin), Gail Baar (Highland Park), Rhonda Byrd (Flanagan) , Georgia Dawson (Bloomington), Deborah Fell (Urbana), Connie Guhlstorf (Normal), Gwen Jones (Chicago), Lynn Kunz (Woodstock), Donna Lee (Melvin), Barbara Miller (Normal), Pam Riss (Streator), Barbara Schneider (Harvard), Diane Skidmore (Bloomington), Penny Waldrip (Bloomington), Laura Wasilowski (Elgin), Trish Williams (Peoria), Betty Woodruff (Normal), Carole Wool (Western Springs), and Evelyn Young (LeRoy).

This exhibition was generously sponsored by Judie Bey & Gary Hoover, Charlette & Roger Elm, Alaine Miller, Sewing Studio, Barbara & Bill Taft, and Deb Wozniak.


McLean County Arts Center is located at 601 N. East Street in downtown Bloomington.  MCAC hours are Tues., 10am – 7pm; Wed. – Fri., 10am – 5pm, and Sat., Noon – 4pm.  For more information, please call 309/829-0011.  McLean County Arts Center is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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