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Current Exhibit

Quilt Show

Show Dates: February 6 - 27, 2011

Contact Person for Show : Kathy Haven, 262-473-5440
Reception (all are welcome) : February 12 from 1-4 PM

The late Terri Borchardt, of Fort Atkinson, was known throughout the area as an expert quilt designer and teacher, with a great eye for colors and patterns. For several years, she was co-owner of a quilt shop in downtown Whitewater, and during that time and in the years since, she inspired many area residents to take up the art of quilt-making. Not long before her death, her book The First Ladies Quilt was published. A beautiful selection of Terri's quilts will be included in the February quilt show. Also, copies of her book will be available for purchase.

Mary Althaus, of Whitewater, had done a lot of needlework before taking up quilting in the 1990s. She began quilt-making by hand, but added machine work for recent projects as well as computer design software for planning her quilts. She has been influenced and inspired by attending National Quilt Shows, and by following quilt blogs on the Internet. Mary has been an active member of The Stonemill Quilters' Guild in Whitewater for many years and is especially admired for her beautiful appliqued handwork.

“We are delighted to feature the work of both of these very talented artists at Whitewater’s Cultural Arts Center. Quilt-making is a venerable art, and dates back thousands of years. While the techniques used in quilt-making have changed over the years, the beauty and significance of the quilt will continue to delight viewers,” said Kathy Haven, board member of the Whitewater Arts Alliance and coordinator of the show.