“Not Your Grandma’s Quilts” Wotiz Gallery exhibit to take place in October
Continuing a display which started in September at the Milton Public Library, a wonderful collection of art quilts will now be extended through October 29th. This lovely fabric exhibit called “Not Your Grandma’s Quilts” is being shown in the Wotiz Gallery through the end of this month.
As a teacher, artist and quilter, Barbara Graceffa is self-taught and has received several awards for her work, including “Best in Show – Blue Ribbon Quilt” at the Marshfield Fair. She is an instructor at the New England Quilt Museum located in Lowell, MA, and also teaches many different classes about design, decluttering, home staging, and more, having also presented some virtual talks at our library.
This gallery collection will show 20 traditional and contemporary quilts and wall hangings which Barbara started exhibiting in 2018. Her pieced and applique wall quilts are simple in design, but they are unique in that her choice of fabrics and how she pairs them, transforms them, and sometimes embellishes them makes her work stand out from other quilters’ art. In her first juried show, her art quilt “Out on a Limb” was chosen by The Brush Gallery to appear in its annual art quilt exhibition.
This upcoming Wotiz exhibit is her fourth solo display in the past 6 years, and she is a member of 4 quilt guilds from Abington to Arlington. She is also a talented columnist for the Quincy Sun and works with clients as an interior decorator. For more information about her work, her website is: sec-interior.com
Ms. Graceffa’s quilting journey started down a well-travelled path 40 years ago but diverged “somewhere ages and ages hence.” Trading traditional patchwork bed coverings for artistic wall quilts, she now looks at design, creativity, technique, color, fabric and embellishment through a different lens, and as Robert Frost says in his poem “The Road Not Taken?” “…and that has made all the difference.”
The Milton Public Library is located at 476 Canton Avenue and you may reach the Reference Dept. at (617) 898-4964.