June 10, 2013

Appalachian Arts Center is pleased to announce an exhibition of fine art quilts made by Sylvia Richardson of Marion. Sixteen of Mrs. Richardson’s remarkable wall hangings will be on display at the Center through August 31, 2013. Widely known as a “painter with fabric,” Richardson’s work has been displayed in museums and art centers across the eastern United States, and images of her unique quilts have been published in numerous magazines, including: Folk Art Magazine, Baltimore Album Revival, Watercolor Impressions, Quilter’s Newsletter, Veranda, and American Quilter. She has traveled, lectured and taught quilting extensively in her “retirement” and has accumulated an impressive collection of awards and ribbons from various quilt contests and guild challenges.

 

Early in her creative life, Richardson explored a wide variety of art forms, but became a quilter in the 1980’s after discovering the medium’s endless possibilities.“These stunningly beautiful pieces are heavily embellished with...

      

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