by Elly Sienkiewicz
On Display August thru October 2012
Thursday – Saturday
Stop by FACES every Thursday, Friday & Saturday to enjoy a lovely exhibit of Baltimore Album quilts belonging to world renown quilter, Elly Sienkiewicz. The Fiber Arts Center will be open to the public from 12:00-4:00pm. The following quilts are on display. Check out our Facebook page for even more photos!
Trained in History, Art & Education (A.B. Wellesley College, M.S. Univ of PA) Elly Seinkiewicz adores appliqué! For twenty books, and counting, she has been designing, stitching, teaching, and writing about appliqué – from the basics to Baltimore Albums. Houston’s Quilts Inc. has twice invited special exhibitions of Elly’s work. Most recent was 2010’s exhibition dubbed “Baltimore’s Daughters”. The first such Exhibition was created to honor Elly’s work as the 2003 Silver Star honoree. The Silver Star Award was given to a handful of select artists who made a “profound contribution to the contemporary Quilting Revival” of the past half-century. Recently, Quilters Newsletter readers voted her “America’s Best Quilting Teacher” while her Appliqué 12 Easy Ways! won the Quilt Industry Classics Award for Best Book on appliqué. Inspiring as a speaker, she has lectured for museums, including the Smithsonian Institution and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum, where her work as a quilt historian has been recognized. Elly has taught classes around the United States, and on five continents. Her work has been in quilt magazines in the US, Europe, and Japan including The Magazine Antiques, Folk Art Magazine, Victoria, Threads, and Uncoverings. Please visit her website www.EllySienkiewicz.com.