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Connecting Threads

Angie Nordstrum quiltNovember 28, 2009 - February 7, 2010

Traditional and contemporary quilts are connected through elements common to all forms of quilting: fabrics, fiber, piecing, layering and quilting. Techniques and design link the quilts with a common thread.  In Connecting Threads, more than sixty quilts will explore and illustrate the links between traditional quilting and modern art quilting.

Traditional quilts from the Longmont Museum's collection, quilts from a local collector, and art quilts from the Front Range Contemporary Quilters juried show will be on exhibit.

Gallery guides for the exhibit

Contemporary Quilts Gallery Guide
Traditional Quilts Gallery Guide

Exhibit related programs

Join us for a lively morning discussion with renowned artists as they share their love and knowledge of quilting. Enjoy coffee and pastries in the classroom and a quilt conversation in the galleries.

Traditional Quilts with Jeananne Wright
Saturday, December 12, 10 to 11 am

Contemporary Quilts with Mary McCauley
Saturday, January 9, 10 to 11 am


Kindred Spirits with Jeananne Wright and Patty Hawkins
Wednesday, January 13, 7 pm
Admission $5, free for Friends of the Museum
The worlds of traditional and contemporary quilts merge in this light-hearted evening. Traditional quilter Jeananne Wright and contemporary quilter Patty Hawkins illustrate how they blended the two genres in a quilt they made together.

Approaches to Critiquing Quilt Art with Dr. Sandra Sider
Wednesday, January 20, 7 pm
Admission $5, free for Friends of the Museum
New York-based author and quilt artist Dr. Sandra Sider will discuss how to critique and improve an art quilt using principles of design developed especially for quilts as a form of contemporary art.


Artful Recycling with Kathy Brega
Saturday, January 23, 10 am to 2 pm
Fee: $25, preregistration required.
Class size limited to 12 – Register early!
Recycle your way into an art quilt! We will cut, shred, paint, melt, grommet and stitch our way through a wide variety of recyclable materials making several small quilts. Supply list available. Beginners welcome.


Colorado Council for the Arts Front Range Community Foundation
Longmont Community Foundation