Heralding the spring season, colorful images of flowers, butterflies, and birds, adorn many of the quilts in The Art of Appliqué, March 21 – May 25, 2020, at Burke Hall Gallery, Church of St. John in the Wilderness, Copake Falls, NY.
Visitors to the exhibition will view appliqué quilts by Mibs Zelley, and by quilters from Brookside Quiltworks, in Egremont, MA. Many of the quilts by Mibs Zelley are in honor of the birthdays of her grandchildren including quilts titled “Milbrey’s Peter Rabbit”, “Michael’s Train,” “Peter’s Circus”, “Ben’s Zoo,” and “Andrew’s Toyland.” Additional quilts commemorate births of friends’ grandchildren such as Lucy Hicklin Taylor’s “My Secret Garden,” and Steven Thomas’ “Garden.” Quilts from Brookside Quiltworks, are for sale and feature symbols of the natural world, including peacock and butterfly images appliquéd on to the quilts.
The public is invited to the opening of the Art of Appliqué, Saturday, March 21, 2020, at 5 PM, Burke Hall Gallery, St. John in the Wilderness, Copake Falls, NY. The show is open to the public Sundays, 11-1 PM, and by appointment, contact Lucy Eldridge, 518-329-0530.
The Church of St. John in the Wilderness (Episcopal) is in Copake Falls, New York at the northern end of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. The Rev. John P. Thompson is Rector. The church has 70 members and serves the Columbia County region. The church is located at 261 State Route 344 in Copake Falls, on the road to Bash Bish Falls.