We encourage weekend visitors to plan their visits around our Trunk Shows, which are offered at 2 p.m. on three Sundays during our Quilts=Art=Quilts exhibition. Presenting artists bring a wide variety of their work and describe their process and approach to quilting.
The Nov. 4, 2018, show features Alice Gant of Trumansburg, who uses a technique of her own design called "neo-reverse applique." After preliminary sketches, she draws plans for the banner on a full sheet of black fabric with white chalk, and then cuts away the shapes to reveal patterned pieces of fabric which she has inserted underneath. The pieces resemble stained glass windows, because of the black lines left behind when cutting away the fabric.
Gant also creates Hero Banners, a series of quilts featuring influential and interesting individuals, some of whom deserve better recognition. Among the people honored in her banners are Frederick Law Olmstead, architect of New York City's Central Park; ornithologist and painter John James Audubon; and women's right activist and abolitionist Lucretia Mott.
Trunk shows are free with exhibit admission, which is $10 per person or free for Schweinfurth members, exhibiting artists, and children 12 and under.