Thursday, November 30, 2017

Viewers react

The “Threads of Resistance” exhibition was well received at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Minneapolis, MN. The next stop? The Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Mass., where it will be shown December 9, 2017 - February 18, 2018. 

Here are comments from viewers at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Minneapolis, MN:

Absolutely loved the “Threads of Resistance” exhibit and cannot understand why some were “warned” off. We live in a diverse country and art should NOT be censored!

The Threads of Resistance exhibit was must amazing and worthwhile. Too difficult to find. Unfortunately, this exhibit was not available for all men of Minnesota and women, too. We all need to see these pieces of art and how they represent our life today.

I loved seeing the Threads of Resistance Display. I know it’s controversial but art is self-expression, so since you had that to draw me in, I’ll be back nexst time. 

The Resistance quilt display was fantastic. Found it very moving and would recommend it to people who do not sew.     

Loved the “Stitch the Resistance” quilt display. This is modern, forward thinking.

The Quilt displays were wonderful. We – a group of us – were thrilled with the fabulous “Threads of Resistance” political quilts. What a display – so inspiring to see talented artists/quilters speaking out on important women’s, race, political issues that impact us all. WELL DONE EXPO !!! So impressive!!

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the Threads of Resistance display and congratulate you on your courage to include it. The artistry and eloquence of the quilters was truly inspiring. Thank you, thank you, thank you.  

The Threads of Resistance Expo was fabulous. I am glad that you were brave enough to present it. Thank you!

And comments from viewers at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell MA:
Love this show: talented, brainy artists

Thank you all soooo much
I feel extremely emotionally empowered. Women working together and making art can save the world.
Made me think!
Inspiring, Powerful!
The art helps channel, express, focus the rage and terror. We must unite and act.
Wonderful exhibit. Heart wrenching at the same time.
Very much impressed by the way these women express their discomfort - strong!
Very powerful - good to know quilts can be a method of resistance.
Thoughtful expressions of what I am feeling.
Completely blown away. Art/artists like these give me hope.
Moving, powerful, now more than ever.
Powerful and so hopeful for our future.
Stunning – overwhelming. 
Like group therapy, thank you!