theresa mARTin

mixed media art

Sacred Threads Quilts Eye Contact


 View of Eye Contact Installation

View of Eye Contact Installation

Every two years the huge undertaking of the Sacred Threads Quilt Exhibition is curated and displayed at Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Va. This year included a side exhibition to the quilt show titled EYE CONTACT.  The exhibit guidelines were:

  • Use Human Eyes
  • Facing the Viewer
  • 23″ wide by 5″ high

The examples shown on the website prospectus were another hint as to what was wanted by the curator of the show. After seeing the samples on the prospectus I envisioned a wall of eyes for the display. It was a pleasant surprise to see the totem like displays which gives the eyes a figurative presence. There is a large variety of styles and techniques on view. Anyone who entered this section of the show was given a spot in the exhibition.

Close Up of Group Shot of Installation

Close Up of Group Shot of Installation

Group shot of installation

Group shot of installation

theresa mARTin

Close up of theresa mARTin’s eye contact piece titled “All Shall Be Well”

theresa mARTin catalog

Catalog page 122

If you are in the area, this is a must see show.  If you can’t see the show in person I highly recommend the Eye Contact Catalog. The catalog is available online HERE.

The show details:
Floris United Methodist Church
13600 Frying Pan Road
Herndon, VA 20171
(703) 793-0026
Just minutes from Dulles Airport, outside Washington, D.C.

July 11-28-2019

Hours for the exhibit:
Mondays – Saturdays: 11am – 5pm
Sundays: 1pm – 4pm


5 thoughts on “Sacred Threads Quilts Eye Contact

  1. Interesting and great installation.

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  2. Thank you!  I’d love to be there and see this in person!

  3. Looks like a fascinating exhibit. I have been involved in three Sacred Threads exhibits over the years – I’ve always thought they were intriguing because of the vast array of styles and skill levels included.
    I love yours – no surprise! LOL – how is your background created? It doesn’t look like it’s painted, but – is it? LOL
    Wish I could see the exhibit in person – I”m ordering the catalog. Good on you all!

  4. Oh how fantastic!!! Would have loved to be able to see these in person. Congrats Theresa!

  5. Hope you are well! Just signed up for class on July 27. Really excited! Would it be possible to purchase two of the black books? If so, I want to do that! See you soon!

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