Sacred Threads

Gallery of Quilts

The quilts in our exhibit are displayed in categories with themes of joy, inspiration, spirituality, healing, and grief. The theme of Peace/Brotherhood was added in 2007. Just as important as the artworks are the artist’s statements, explaining the very personal stories behind the quilts. These are displayed next to their works. Our goal has been to reveal the emotional/healing/spiritual side of the quiltmaker... the passion, joy and heartbreak. When we planned the show we hoped the viewer would be moved and inspired by what they experienced. We are thrilled to say our hopes came true beyond our dreams! Their hearts were touched, tears were shed and souls were inspired!

The ambiance of the exhibit is enhanced by the presence of plants and music. A few chairs are placed throughout the exhibit to allow visitors to sit and reflect on the beautiful quilts around them.

The show evaluations from viewers have been almost unanimously positive and highly complimentary. Our attendance has continued to increase with each exhibit and many attendees return several times and bring friends and family members with them as the word spread that we are "not just another quilt show".

Below is just a small sampling of the wonderful quilts which have been included in our past shows.  In addition, the special exhibit of prison quilts called Beyond the Barrier is provided in its entirety.

Gallery Walk-Throughs

  • Gallery Walk Slide Show of 2017

  • Gallery Walk Slide Show of 2015

  • Gallery Walk Slide Show of 2013

  • Gallery Walk Video of 2011
  • Selected Works with Artist Statements

  • Sacred Threads 2013

  • Sacred Threads 2011

  • Beyond the Barrier  (Special Exhibit of quilts made by prisoners at the Ohio Reformatory for Women)

  • Sacred Threads 2009

  • Sacred Threads 2007

  • Sacred Threads 2005

  • Sacred Threads 2003
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