Fabrics and Fabrications is an annual quilt exhibit at the Southport Congregational Church in Southport, CT, displaying quilts (new and old) from all over the country, and accompanied every year by a Special Exhibit.
Our Quilt Exhibit benefits Emerge, Make-A-Wish, and Project Learn. Please join us!
Lunch is available from 11:30-2 both days: tickets available in advance and at the door
Information about workshops, demonstrations, and lectures can be found here.
Directions to Southport Congregational Church can be found here.
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Fabrics and Fabrications is a non-juried Exhibit.
Quilts must not have been shown in our previous exhibits, and can be any age or provenance.
Bed-size quilts, wall hangings, miniatures, and pillows and other quilted objects will be displayed in the church sanctuary and chapel.
Tickets and lunch reservations are available in advance.
Entry Deadline: February 5
The invitation, information and registration form for exhibiting a quilt can be found here.
For further information about exhibiting a quilt in 2012, or any other questions about the Exhibit, please contact us at Fabricsandfabrications@gmail.com
"A Quilt Exhibit: Fabrics and Fabrications" is dedicated to increasing the awareness of the beauty, the artistic creativity, and the history of quilts through a community exhibit. Proceeds are donated to accredited, non-profit agencies serving women and children.
Fabrics and Fabrications is a community of volunteers that creates a non-juried annual Quilt Exhibit at the Southport Congregational Church. 2012 will be the tenth annual Exhibit, and quilts will be entered from all over the country. Some are new, some have been in families for generations, and some are treasured possessions that were purchased and the provenance is unknown.
In addition to the Preview Reception on Thursday, March 1 and luncheon served on both Friday and Saturday, there will be a demonstration of handcraft techniques, workshops and a Boutique featuring placemats, bags, coasters and many other items that have been hand-knit, quilted, crocheted, or done in needlepoint.
There will also be a raffle of several items which will be on display in the entry hall. More information about the Raffle, Luncheon, Preview Party, and special features of the Tenth Anniversary Quilt Exhibit can be found at the top of this web page under Welcome, as well as information about the workshops, demonstrations, and lectures.
The Special Exhibit is staged in the church library every year, and is always filled with outstanding work by craftspersons who are local or come from outside the area. In the past it has featured everything from work done solely by men to miniature houses.
The imaginations of artists, craftsmen and entrepreneurs will be evident in “Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice!” On display will be artwork and a few commercial items created using objects originally intended for other purposes. The collages of Daniele Desplan include fragments from old books, wall paper, XIX century archives and letters; the still life photographs of Dan Mosher Long incorporate family heirlooms in unusual settings; pencil lead provides the material for local craftsman Dalton Ghetti’s miniature carvings.
Extraordinary detailed Renaissance marionettes by Olivia Munroe will be featured, and the exhibit also will include dresses made from old magazines, coffee bags & filters, and candy wrappers. Among the accessories will be Brinker Higgins’ jewelry using vintage pieces from wine trivets, period hardware and chandeliers. “Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice!” will offer all this and more in an exhibit sure to intrigue and inspire visitors.
Some scenes from past Exhibits