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Contemporary Curves by Audrey Esarey, presented by National Quilt Museum
Contemporary Curves is a collection of quilts exploring circular shapes and dynamic, high-contrast colors made by Audrey Esarey. The quilts featured in this exhibit are primarily from three ongoing series: Radial Quilts, Watercolor Quilts, and Aura Quilts. All works are carefully drafted, pieced, and quilted without using appliqué, and many feature fabrics hand dyed by Audrey.

Aug 31, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Audrey Esarey
Audrey Esarey has always considered herself a maker. Born and raised in a suburb of Chicago, she spent her free time experimenting with a variety of artistic endeavors including photography, pottery, and sewing. It wasn’t until she found quilting in 2005 that she identified her creative niche. Quilting was the perfect balance of deliberate composition and precision through piecing, while allowing for artistic expression and spontaneity through color selection. In 2018, she began creating quilts in a modern design aesthetic leveraging techniques grounded in traditional quilt making, with hopes to exhibit her work in a modern quilt show. Her quilt, Offset (2018), was the first to hang in a juried show, and led to a series of quilts featuring concentric circles of high-contrast radiating wedges called the Radial Quilt series.
Becky Glasby
Becky Glasby is a self-taught quilter who turned her love of quilting from a personal hobby into a professional career when she moved to Paducah to start working at the National Quilt Museum as the Director of Education. At the museum Becky works to inspire the next generation of quilters and promote the art of quilting through: youth & adult tours, hands-on programs, off-site visits, community collaborations, the Block of the Month Club program, and coordinating the annual School Block Challenge for students across the country. Becky enjoys sharing her love of quilting with everyone she meets, and loves encouraging creativity in other quilters.