Elgin artist featured at 'Walks in the Woods' quilt exhibit

 
Submitted by McHenry County Conservation District
Updated 12/5/2018 7:22 PM
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  • Quilts by Elgin artist Frieda Anderson will be featured at the "Walks in the Woods" exhibit with the McHenry County Conservation District.

    Quilts by Elgin artist Frieda Anderson will be featured at the "Walks in the Woods" exhibit with the McHenry County Conservation District. Courtesy of Frieda Anderson

The McHenry County Conservation District invites you to view "Walks in the Woods," a quilt art exhibit by Frieda Anderson, on display starting Dec. 8 to Feb. 3 at Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood.

This exhibit is free and is open to the public. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1.

Anderson's original quilts are inspired by the everyday scenery that surrounds her and the colors of the Midwest landscape she lives in. She works with her own hand dyed cotton and silk fabrics. The dyeing process is always an adventure. The ways the dyed fabric look influence the rhythm of her work and the way she uses color in her pieces and often affects how she quilts her quilts. Trees and leaves are a big part of what influences her designs.

The Elgin artist has been making quilts for more than 40 years and is currently a Bernina Ambassador working on the new Bernina 770Q domestic home sewing machine. She also is an instructor and author, having written several books, articles and publications on the fine art of quilting. Her award-winning quilt, "Unfurling," recently took third place in the large wall quilts category at the 2018 AQS Paducah, Ky.; honorable mention at the 2018 World Quilt New England in Manchester, N.H.; and first place in the 2017 International Quilt Association in Houston, Texas.

An artist reception will be hosted from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Lost Valley Visitor Center. Additional, smaller pieces will be for sale and light refreshments will be served.

To learn more about the artist, visit www.friestyle.com.

For more information on the McHenry County Conservation District, call Prairieview Education Center at (815) 479-5779 or visit www.mccdistrict.org.

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