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Sacred Threads Eye Contact Exhibition Schedule

The Eye Contact Exhibit is going on the road. The curator, Barbara Hollinger, has engineered the Eye Contact exhibit into 11 double-sided panels that can be suspended from poles or from a ceiling. Here is a mock-up so you can see how it will look.

Below is the travel exhibit schedule for Eye Contact:

Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church, Gaithersburg, MD
March 2020

HeART Gallery, Toledo, OH
April 2020

White Memorial Presbyterian Church, Raleigh NC
May 2020 – June 2020

Virginia Quilt Museum, Harrisonburg, VA
July 2020 – August 2020

International Quilt Festival (IQF) – Houston
October 29 – November 1, 2020

AQS Quilt Week:
Feb 2021 – Daytona, FL
March 2021 – Lancaster, PA
April 2021 – Paducah, KY

Lavender Door Gallery, Stockbridge, MA
June 2021


My contribution to the exhibit



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