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SW Women's Fiber Arts Collective Demonstration

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Saturday, May 29, 2021, 10:00am - 12:00pm

On Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 10 am to 12 noon, Kathy Cole and Vicki Gadberry will be demonstrating quilting.

As a young person, Kathy Cole dabbled in art but majored in philsophy in college and also earned a master’s degree in that subject. Later, a growing interest in economics and the environment led to a graduate degree in that subject. Moving to New York City, Cole pursued a career with a natural gas company but spent weekends in art museums, art galleries, and attending performances of music and dance. Along the way, she saw an exhibit of traditional quilts at a folk arts museum and later, one of contemporary quilts in a craft museum. Cole was inspired by the range of possiblities of this art/craft form.

Since retiring from the corporate world in 1999 and moving to Silver City, New Mexico, Cole’s interests have centered on quilting and on organizations that support quilting, fiber arts, and the community. Her work ranges from the practical—based on the precise craft and geometric artistry of traditional quilting—to the more purely artistic—inspired by nature or places or ideas and using a variety of techniques.

Taught to sew at an early age, Vicki Gadberry has always been enamored with fabric. She has constructed clothing, produced handwoven items, and experimented with fiber and yarn dyeing techniques. Designing and hand stitching on small fiber art pieces is her favorite activity creating one of a kind fiber art cards and mini art quilts. She is a founding member of SWFAC and serves on its board. Her work can be found at Dragonfly Studio in downtown Silver City.

The exhibit would not have been possible without the community minded owners of the building, Marsha Sue Lustig and John Eder who have generously donated the space. Lustig and Eder reached out to Silver City MainStreet to see how the space could be used. A Pop-up gallery space was suggested and now the former retail space is being used to benefit the community. 

Due to COVID-19, there will be no in-person contact, however, this is a wonderful opportunity to see first-hand the creativity that is still thriving in Silver City and support our local fiber artists. The exhibit can be viewed through the expansive windows.

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