Gather Together: Quilting Niagara

Exhibit:  May 3, 2020 – December 20, 2020
Reception:  May 3, 2020 — 2:00pm - 4:00pm


Quilting is a tradition that radiates the warmth of being together.

Together is found in the laughter of friends, gathered to quilt alongside one another.

Together is found in the stitching, every back and forth joining layer to layer.

Together is found in the narratives, memories, and emotions committed to fabric.

Quilts are works of art made possible by the bringing together of material, meaning, and motivation.

Every aspect of quilting, from the use of mathematical concepts like scaling through to the choice of color and fabric print for a part of a star, threads into one another.

As a traditional art practiced in the 21st century, quilting has seen a rapidly growing development of new technologies, new tools, and new methods of sharing and building community.

Found throughout the world in communities near and far, quilting continues to play an intimate role in the lives of quilters and their friends, families, loved ones, and neighbors.

Featuring traditional and contemporary quilts by local quilters from the Kenan Quilters’ Guild, and developed in collaboration with the Kenan Quilters’ Guild and the Kenan Center, Gather Together: Quilting Niagara explores the core concepts that underpin the quilt tradition.

Gather Together: Quilting Niagara is made possible through the Folk Arts Program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York Legislature.