Judging Quilts

[Nov 9]

On Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m., the Grace Hudson Museum will present "How to Jury a Quilt Exhibit," a presentation by professional quilt juror Diane Perin. The event is free with Museum admission.

This talk relates to the Museum's current exhibition, "Stitching California: Fiber Artists Interpret the State's People, Life, and Land," a juried exhibition featuring finely crafted and innovative quilt art on many aspects of life in the Golden State. Perin will talk about the considerations involved in jurying and judging quilt exhibits, and explain the differences between jurying and judging. Using a number of quilts, Perin will demonstrate the processes involved and discuss the complications that can arise.

Diane Perin made her first quilt when she was in junior high school, and has continued to play with fabric throughout her life. She founded the Twelve by Twelve International Art Quilt Challenge group and is a co-author of "Twelve by Twelve: The International Art Quilt Challenge,” published in 2011. Her art quilts have been exhibited at shows and galleries around the world, including the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas; the Visions Art Gallery in San Diego, CA; the Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne, Australia; and the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England. A lawyer by day, Perin resides in Healdsburg, California with her daughter, two happy golden retrievers, and a feisty calico cat.

The Grace Hudson Museum is at 431 S. Main St. in Ukiah. The Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m. General admission is $4; $10 per family; $3 for students and seniors; free to all on the first Friday of the month; and always free to members. For more information please go to www.gracehudsonmuseum.org or call (707) 467-2836.

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