Monday, January 28, 2013
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital is pleased to announce that works by members of the local Kirby Quilters group are on display in the Charles M. and Hanna H. Gray Gallery located on the main floor of NVRH through March 4. Their works are rich in color and design and vary from traditional to original in their representations of this timeless craft.
Kirby Quilters started in 1976, and although their membership has changed over the years, their quilts are recognized throughout the area, and abroad. They are well known for their quilts for convalescing, and milestone quilts, celebrating 25-year and 50-year anniversaries. Many of their quilts have been shown at the Caledonia County Fair, Vermont Quilt Festival, and Green Mountain Guild and the Stars and Stripes Festival.
Quilts on display reflect familiar quilt patterns, such as Flying Geese (by Carolyn Guest), Double Wedding Ring (by Nola A. Forbes), and Nine Patch in Red, White, and Blue (by Heidi G. Lussier). Titled (original design) quilts may bring to mind scenery in our area, with designs often drafted by the
quilter. Examples of original designs that are included in the display are the Kirby Bicentennial Wallhanging and the Willey Farm Wallhanging.
Seven members of the group have works on display: Carol Adams, Shirley Banks, Carolyn Guest, Mary Etter, Heidi G. Lussier, Ellen Wilder and Nola A. Forbes. Some of the works are for sale; there is a pricelist at the main information desk in the hospital lobby.