Expressions in Cloth is a solo exhibition featuring the quilt creations of Woodland textile artist, Jeanne Powell. The show opens December 7 at YoloArts’ Gallery 625 in Woodland.
The exhibition showcases a variety of textile art and quilting techniques including paper piecing, machine and hand applique, and surface treatment bleach-resist, in traditional and modern designs. Several quilts from the artist’s private collection will be featured.
Powell is a longtime Woodland resident, former school teacher, and currently teaches quilting in Winters and Sacramento. Powell has taken classes from national quilters including Jenny Beyer, Eleanor Burns, Carol Dork, Ricky Tims, Alex Anderson, Libby Leman, Christine Barns, Martha Pullen, and Jenny Lyons, continuing to learn new techniques.
Powell’s creations have won numerous awards, including the 2017 Hoffman Mastery Challenge Quilt Collection for “Out the Garden Shed Window”. This juried quilt was selected for travel and show across the U.S. at ten quilt shows and festivals from California to New Hampshire. Powell’s awards also include those from the California State Fair, the River City Quilt Guild Show, and the Yolo County Fair.
Excerpt from Powell’s artist statement:
“Quilting is community. It’s about getting together to make quilts for Project Linus, fire victims, Project Patriot, the Sutter Breast Cancer Quilt Auction and many more. It’s making quilts to celebrate special events – births, weddings, deaths, graduations and other celebrations of life. Quilters are generous, loving, and caring community members.”
The artist will be attending the opening reception 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, December 7, during the downtown Woodland First Friday Art Walk, hosted by YoloArts board member, Julie Salley. In addition to the music of Allie Marcel, playing dulcimer and acoustic guitar, the reception will offer a quilt art activity suitable for all ages.
Expressions in Cloth continues at Gallery 625 through January 29.
Gallery 625 is located at 625 Court Street in Woodland, in Yolo County’s Erwin Meier Administration building and is open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and by appointment. For more information contact YoloArts at 530-309-6464.