ATHENS - Members of the Endless Mountains Quilt Guild will have several special exhibits on display during the annual quilt show Sept. 22 to 23 at Lynch-Bustin Elementary School.
The exhibits will be of special interest not only to quilt enthusiasts, but to history buffs as well. The theme of the show is "Quilts, Then and Now."
The show will feature the work of Marilyn Belford, a quilt artist and teacher whose work continues to awe viewers with her incredible skill in working with fabric to create "paintings." Belford has been featured in magazines, newspapers and radio interviews.
“Rundy” is a portrait captured in fabric by quilt artist Marilyn Belford, whose work will be on display during the Endless Mountains Quilt Guild show Sept. 22 to 23 at Lynch-Bustin Elementary School, Athens.
She has earned many awards for her amazing quilts both here in the United States and internationally, including "Best in Show" at Lancaster for "Rundy."
Belford said she enjoys the challenge of finding the perfect piece of fabric to create illusions - she uses purchased fabrics rather than creating her own special fabrics for her work. Her portraits are done entirely with thread and fabric, no paints. The show will include several of her portraits in fabric.
To see how the portrait of "Rundy" was accomplished, visit www.marilynbelford.com/content/ studio/works-in-progress-rundy/.
Other features at the show will include 350-plus quilts including a debut of this year's "Hoffman Challenge," displays of artifacts and replicas from the Civil War era. There will be a bed-turning at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. both days to showcase antique quilts and their contemporary counterparts.
For more information, visit www.emqg.org.