Monday, June 28, 2010

"QUILTERS" is coming, and June Meeting

Some of us made quilts for the play "Quilters". Below is the press release about the play.

This summer the Buffalo Bill Historical Center will sponsor "Quilters", a play featuring the stories and the quilts of pioneer women during the late 19th century. Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek, the authors, wrote "Quilters" for the Denver Center in the early 1980's. When it debuted in New York City in 1984, it was one of the first plays to use real diaries, journals and oral histories as drama. The play features six actresses as they sing, dance and tell the stories against a backdrop of quilt-making. The production is produced and directed by Spontaneous Theater Productions’ Lynne Simpson, who won the Governor’s Arts Award in 2001 for her work throughout Wyoming in theater.

A quilt display will be hung in the lobby of the Coe Auditorium where the play will be performed. Kathy Lichtendahl, a Clark, Wyoming quilter, directed this portion of the special, summer project for the play. She traveled throughout the Big Horn Basin and the Billings area in search for the eight quilts which will be shown.

There will be 8 matinee performances, showing Tues., Wed., and Thurs., at 2:00 p.m.

Evening performances take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., starting on Saturday, July 17th. Tickets are on sale at the BBHC and the Cody Chamber of Commerce or at the door on the day/eve of the performance. For more information, call the BBHC at 307-587-4771 and ask for information about "Quilters".

Jeanne K gave a program on portrait quilts, and showed us her "Skylines" quilt and also one she is working on for her son and his wife. The "Skyline" quilts are all due at the next TAGY meeting. Several members had theirs with them at this meeting and they were layed out side by side. Very impressive! It will be fun to see them all together next month. If you can't make the July 12th meeting, please give your completed quilts and drapes (see below) to someone else to bring. The display will be hung in the Cody branch library on August 1st or 2nd, for the month, then will be moved to the Yellowstone Quilt Fest. Other venues will follow.

Black drapery fabric was passed out to members present who are participating in the "Skyline" project, along with instructions on making the drape. A committee will attach each "Skyline" quilt to the drapes, prior to hanging. If you didn't receive your drapery fabric, contact Kathy L.

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