Art Quilt Gallery•NYC

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When I was in New York for the American Folk Art Museum‘s display of red and white quilts, I took time to go by The City Quilter, a well-known quilt shop in Manhattan.

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The shop itself was great fun, but as an added bonus, we got to peek into The City Quilter’s brand new Art Quilt Gallery•NYC.

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Simplicity of Peace: Quotidian Path by Daphne Taylor

The gallery opened a few days later on April 5 with a show by Daphne Taylor. The gallery will host its first artist talk with Daphne Taylor Tuesday, May 3 from 6 to 7 p.m. Taylor is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and heads the Art Department at the Friends Seminary School in Manhattan.

This was especially interesting to me because my son attends Barclay College, a Friends school in Kansas. (You may be more familiar with the term “Quaker,” as I was.) The Friends practice spiritual disciplines including simplicity and silence. Taylor has embraced these virtues as ways to inform and enhance her work as a fiber artist. I’ve not often heard quilters speak of quilting in spiritual terms and I think it’s fascinating.

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Quilt Drawing #9 by Daphne Taylor

Here is Taylor’s own summary of her talk on May 3: “Growing up in a Quaker family, the practice of silence and simplicity have long been a part of my vocabulary and continue to inform my work today… It was a conscious decision…to study the tradition of quilt making as my medium for creative expression. My work is about line and shadow, markings and quiet moments. The practice of hand quilting encourages a deeper awareness of time, patience and reflection.” See more of Taylor’s work here.

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Dale Riehl, co-owner of The City Quilter and Art Quilt Gallery•NYC

Shop and gallery co-owner Dale Riehl shared this: “The ArtQuilt Gallery•NYC will showcase the best quilts from around the world, and will demonstrate our belief that quilts are a compelling art form. We have faith that quilts can hold their own as world class art and we think people will be amazed by the quality of work from these textile artists—and not what people tend to think of when they think of ‘quilts.’ ” Read more about the gallery here.

If you live or work in NYC or will be in that area next week, I hope you’ll stop by the gallery for its first artist talk. And mark your calendar for the next show by the amazing Noriko Endo, whose impressionist quilts will be featured from June 16–August 6.


About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email:
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4 Responses to Art Quilt Gallery•NYC

  1. irma says:

    – To whom it may concern

    , I am Irma Ioramashvili, from Georgia, a small country in the South Caucasus. I want to organize exhibition in your Gallery. Is it possible to hire your exhibition hall? If it is, could you please write me your terms and conditions: how much does it cost to hire your hall for a week? Thank you in advance for your help,

    Best Regards,
    irma ioramashvili

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  3. LoriD says:

    It sounds like it would be interesting to see the Art Gallery and hear some of the special speakers.
    I’m familiar with Barclay too but only because my sisters son-in-law went there. I remember hearing about how the college helped out when the neighboring town was flattened by a tornado.

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