Art Exhibit Shows Spirituality Through Fabric
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Omaha, NE -- It takes quite the imagination to dream up creations like these. "These aren't the blankies that you grew up that your grandmothers made for you," said Teri Quinn. Quinn is the curator of Sacred Threads, a national art quilt show that's now in Omaha. These quilts are elaborate. Some are hand stitched, beaded, photo shopped, painted - a labor of love.
"It takes lots and lots of hours," said Quinn. "Sometimes just getting the idea is really the hardest part and how to make that happen." Roseanne Williamson made the trip from Virginia to show her work, a creation that's a tribute to her husband who's finished the Boston Marathon five times. She made the quilt in 2012 before the Boston bombings. "With the bombings in Boston, it really just became more relevant and more meaningful given what the folks went through," said Williamson.
There's no set time on how long it takes to make a piece of art like this, and it's hard to even put a price tag since for some, the meaning behind piece is so deep. That's part of the reason this exhibit is different. It focuses on a spiritual message that shows, joy, inspiration, spirituality, healing, grief and peace. "You can tell by looking at that - that they're all wonderful pieces and very unique techniques, but it has to have the message," said Quinn. "These are more about the message."