Western Nevada College News & Notes: Carson Valley quilters share creativity in art exhibit

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Some of the most talented quilters in the area are displaying their art at the Western Nevada College Carson City campus. The Challenge Quilts Exhibit continues through Friday, April 1 in the Main Gallery in the Bristlecone Building.

The “Challenge Quilts from the Carson Valley Quilt Guild” exhibit includes 20 contributors. They created their quilts using patterned, applique, pieced and mixed techniques. They also followed a common theme in their work: “Creating the Community You Want to Live in” as their inspiration. They also were given two specific pieces of tan and cream cloth that had to be used in the piece.

“Stop by and check out the work of some fantastic local quilters,” said WNC Gallery Director Gil Martin.

First place winner Debbie Riley has created “Our World In Stitches,” which mirrors a photograph of her granddaughter learning to sew.

Second place is a globe-shaped piece, “Two Nevada Gals’ Trip Around the World,” created by Julie Thomas and Cecile Brown.

Third place honors went to “Four Paws in Stitches,” created by Terrie Peets.

Other contributors are Pat Baker, “Quilts Are My World”; Chris Hutton, Marty Lewis, “Grandmother’s Geese”; Janet Lockett, “Flower Pot Garden”; Valerie Hill, “Shades of the Sierra — Valerie’s Victory”; Karen E. Miller, “Trailing Through the Sky”; Nancy Brisack, “The Tahoe Rim Trail”; Sarah Jo McKee, “I’m A Little Modern, He Is Totally Traditional”; Diane Kyllingstad, “Singer Featherweight”; Judi Corrado, “My Garden in Stitches”; Nancy Lampson, “Stitches of Laughter”; Marianne Christensen, “Ann’s Garden”; Mary Menz, “My Inherited World of Stitches”; Rose Swift, “Our World in Stitches Viewed from the Solar System”; and Barbara Clark, “Literally — Our World in Stitches.”

The artists’ quilts also will be shown in the “Our World in Stitches” Carson Valley Quilt Show on June 4 and 5 at the Douglas County Senior and Community Center in Gardnerville.

The WNC Main Gallery is located in the Bristlecone Building at 2201 W. College Parkway in Carson City. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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