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We are excited to announce a quilt show and book signing by Sherri Wood here at United Church on Thursday, May 28 at 7 pm. She will be introducing her new book: The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters: A guide to Creating, Quilting and Living Courageously. Sherri’s numourous creations can be seen at United Church of Chapel Hill. The “Manna” Quilt that graces our Narthex, the liturgical banners used in our worship that match the vestments worn by Reverend Jill Edens, the Centennial Communion Cloth, the 20th anniversary quilt in Jill’s office, the liturgical banners in each church school room were all either made by Sherri or created under her direction. Sherri was Jill Edens’ mentor and teacher for Jill’s Lilly Foundation grant project; “Promises, Patterns and Passages.” The quilts from that project will also be on display.
The gathering called: “Celebrating Sherri, Sharing Her Quilts” hopes to gather members and friends of UCCH who own quilts made by Sherri, who love quilts made by Sherri, or who would like to know more about her influence on visual arts at UCCH. Those who own quilts by Sherri are invited to bring them to the Fellowship Hall by 6:45 for display. Whether you are a quilter, a lover of quilts, or just want to join in the fellowship, please come to “Celebrate Sherri” and her contributions to UCCH visual arts!
Sherri will be signing books immediately following her presentation, and will have a limited quantity available for sale at $30 including tax.
More about Sherri:
Sherri has an MFA from The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College and a Master of Theological Studies from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Awards include the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors, 2012; NC Arts Council Artist Fellowship, 1996, 2006; The MacDowell Colony Fellowship 2005, 2006. Her work and quilts have shown at the NC Museum of Art,Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (NC), San Francisco Museum of Craft & Folk Art, Asheville Art Museum (NC), Quilt National (OH) and numerous other exhibitions spaces across the country.
Currently Sherri is an working artist in Oakland, CA. She has been making and improvising quilts as a creative life practice for twenty-five years, and blogs about it at daintytime.net. Teaching credits include Penland School of Craft, QuiltCon, and numerous modern and traditional guilds across the country.