AccuQuilt is Proud to Sponsor Edyta Sitar’s Quilt Exhibit: Regeneration
We’re proud to let you know about a special quilt exhibit that AccuQuilt is sponsoring. This exhibit from Edyta Sitar runs from July 11 to October 8, 2017. We invite you to visit the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus to discover Sitar’s work. You’ll find the exhibit located in the Pumphrey Family Gallery on the first floor of the Quilt House.
Edyta’s Inspiration for the Quilt Exhibit: Regeneration
The Regeneration exhibit is a reimagining of historical quilts. Sitar puts a modern spin on the traditional American patchwork by combining one-shape designs with center medallion formats, allover piecing with setting and sashing, and geometric patterns with appliqué. For a playful approach, she combines print, yarn-dye, and batik fabrics.
Sitar’s use of off-white fabrics is her take on 19th and early 20th century quiltmakers’ use of muslin. Her off-white fabrics become backgrounds for showcasing needlework plus stretch colorful scraps that are too small or too few to assemble into a large quilt.
Who is Edyta Sitar?
Edyta Sitar is the founder and owner of Laundry Basket Quilts. She is a quilt designer who was born in Poland and raised in Germany. Her mother nurtured her interest in sewing at an early age. It was her mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law who taught Sitar how to make quilts. In fact, two of the quilts in the Regeneration exhibit are from the personal Sitar family collection.
Whether you’re new to Edyta Sitar’s work or have been a fan for years, you’re sure to be as inspired by this exhibit as we are. After seeing some of her quits in person, try your own hand by exploring our collection of dies and patterns from Edyta Sitar and AccuQuilt.
We love the mission of the International Quilt Study Center Museum in Lincoln: To build a global collection and audience that celebrate the cultural and artistic significance of quilts.
- History of IQSCM
- The IQSCM was established in 1997 when native Nebraskans Adris and Robert James donated nearly 1,000 quilts to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 2008 a beautiful 37,000 square foot glass building, called the Quilt House, was built using private funding through the University of Nebraska Foundation. More than 130 quilt guilds and organizations spanning four countries provided gifts for the build’s construction. In 2015, through a gift from the Robert and Ardis James Foundation, a 13,000-square-foot expansion doubled the museum’s gallery and storage space.
- Specifics on Visiting IQSCM
- The IQSCM is housed on the East Campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at 1523 North 33rd Street. It’s not on the northwest corner of 33rd and Holdrege Streets in Lincoln. Free parking is available in the lot north of the museum.
Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for those 65 and older. It is $4 for those under 18, and free for kids under 5 and UNL faculty, staff, and students.
Public guided tours are free with admission. A variety of other tour options are available to visitors. To schedule your own private or group tour, call 402-472.6549.