Quilts made by visitors to the Katonah Museum of Art by hundreds of community members were donated today to My Sister’s Place and to babies born at the Bedford Women’s Correctional Facility.
The Katonah Museum is dedicated to developing meaningful relationships with the community, both individuals and other organizations and businesses. To that end, the Museum created the Quilt Lab as part of the Museum’s Beyond the Bed quilt exhibition (February 24 – June 16, 2013). Museum visitors made hundreds of log cabin quilt squares, which 33 volunteer quilters then sewed together to create 10 stunning, colorful quilts.
The Quilt Lab gave visitors to the Katonah Museum of Art a better understanding of just how much time, vision and skill goes into creating a quilt. It also gave visitors the opportunity to play a hands-on role in the process of community quilt-making, and as well as knowing their creative efforts would help people in need.
Present at the donation of the quilts were, from left: quilter Polly Wiessman, Katonah Museum of Art Interim Executive Director Belinda Roth, Katonah Museum of Art Manager of Public Programs Margaret Moulton, Katonah Museum of Art Board President Tara Coniaris, Development Associate for My Sister’s Place Diana Eppolito, quilter Robin Fox, quilter Barbara Sferra.