A Passion for Quilts: Joan Lintault Collects

A Passion for Quilts: Joan Lintault Collects

May 15 - Oct 30

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Quilts collected and made by one of the pioneering art quilt makers of the 20th century.

Joan Lintault is an internationally renowned quilter who has been exhibiting her work since 1965 and is represented in the collections of the Museum of Art and Design in New York City, the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska and numerous public and private collections.

Joan uses a variety of techniques to achieve her visual effect but never relies on commercially patterned fabric, preferring to dye/screen print/paint her own canvas  and then add quilting, appliqué and embroidery to create movement and depth. The Other Messengers,  dating from 1995, is a tribute to fall—her favorite season. The leaves are joined with insects to create positive and negative spaces. The subconscious inspiration for this innovative design was born over thirty years earlier, when Joan made a sketch for an art class featuring the same elements.

The Other Messengers has been exhibited over a dozen times in the United States, France, Austria and Tokyo.

The Museum recently acquired The Other Messengers along with a group of quilts from the 19th and 20th centuries from America and India that represent a lifetime of collecting and influenced her work.

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