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Art Quilts XXVI: Stitching Stories

  • 10 E. Chicago Street, Chandler, AZ 85225


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  • Dates: November 20, 2021 - January 8, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: The Vision Gallery
  • Price: Free

Quilts and storytelling have always been interwoven. From construction and deconstruction to concept, purpose, culture, and history, quilts are blanketed in the oral tradition. They have long been a way for people to commemorate feelings and memories in a medium that holds cultural significance.

The quilts in this exhibition tell family stories, utilitarian stories, stories of love and heartbreak, stories of history, and much more. Their narratives can be found in the imagery of the quilt, the process in which it was made, or the significance of design or purpose. No matter the method of creation, each one has a story to share.

This year, our beloved annual exhibition was juried by the venerable artist, quilter, documentarian, and educator, Ellen Blalock, whose work focuses on giving voices to people and communities who need their stories told. It features 64 story quilts made by 53 artists from all over the country, and is on display at both Vision Gallery and the Chandler Center for the Arts. Visit both venues to experience the full exhibition!


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