Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Local Quilter Doris Wells Exhibits at Library

BISBEE, AZ – During the entire month of May, the Copper Queen Library will host an exhibit of local artist Doris Wells’ award-winning quilts. The show, “Quilting Like Our Mothers,” celebrates a traditional craft that is enjoying resurgence today. The exhibit will feature over a dozen quilts of various sizes and techniques – many of them quite non-traditional – including “Celestial Dreams,” a large quilt that to date has won two blue ribbons; “Cosmic Odyssey,” a quilt constructed of hand-dyed fabrics with hand-appliqué and beading which was featured in Quilters’ Newsletter; and “Farewell My Love,” a miniature prize-winning quilt.

In honor of the Copper Queen Library’s year-long “6 Main Centennial Celebration,” a special local quilt on loan from the Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum will also be featured. “The Bisbee Centennial Quilt,” a community effort created to commemorate Bisbee’s 1980 Centennial, features squares depicting local landmarks and includes many squares bearing late local quilter Mildred Philips’ embroidered signature. Sponsored by the Bisbee YWCA, the quilt won second place at the Cochise County Fair.

This free quilting exhibit will be open during regular business hours throughout the month (M, 12-7; T-W, 10-7; Th-F, 10-5; S, 10-2). For information regarding times that Ms. Wells will conduct free on-site quilting demonstrations or to sign up to form a local quilting bee, please call the library at 432-4232.