Chestnut Creek School of the Arts (CCSA) is pleased to announce an extraordinary exhibit by Linda Fiedler: “Quilts in Color” now showing at Chestnut Creek School of the Arts main campus in Galax, Virginia. “Quilts in Color” will be an exhibit of work by Linda Fiedler and consists of 16 of her originally designed quilts. Linda is a prize winning quilt maker, teacher, author and judge from Meadows of Dan, Virginia, whose classes are popular on a local, regional and national level. Her quilts have won awards at many of the large national and international shows, including being perennial winners at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Williamsburg, Virginia and the International Quilt festival in Houston, Texas. In addition, her quilted clothing has appeared in such prestigious shows as the Fairfield Fashion Show, and the Hobbs Fashion Show in Paducah, Kentucky. She has shown her quilts in several one woman shows; her work also hangs in private and corporate collections.
“I came to the world of Art through the channels of traditional quilt making. In 1972, I made my first quilt after the birth of my older son, and thus began my love affair with quilts. My journey through the years has led me from the traditional bed quilt to the more contemporary and modern art quilts that I am making today. I find great joy in the creative process, and in carrying an idea, an expression, or a mood into its final completed form as a quilt, whether it be a bed quilt, a wall quilt, or a piece of wearable art. Fabric is my medium; a sewing machine, scissors, needle and thread are my tools; and a finished quilt is the result of my labors.
For most of my life, I have been inspired by Nature, and fascinated with color. I use the colors in my fabrics and threads, and the textures created from my embroidery and quilting designs to interpret the themes of my quilts. Nature, color, innovative machine techniques; there are the challenges that inspire me and have kept my creative juices flowing through the years.”
This exhibit will be on display from January-June 30, 2023 at Chestnut Creek School of the Arts main building, 2nd floor located at 100 North Main Street, Downtown Galax, Virginia. This exhibit is open to the public and free to visit. Hours of Operation are Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 11am-3pm.
CCSA will host a reception for Linda and this exhibit on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 1pm.