Despite the general preconception, quilting isn't just for little old ladies. It's a labor of love for anyone who attempts the craft--after two years, thousands of little squares, a countless number of spools of thread, and probably a pint of my own blood, sweat and tears, I made a quilt that, like all other quilts, tells a story. Quilts can be made anywhere, from anything and by anyone, and Paul D. Pilgrim is one of the best quilting storytellers out there, and story time is coming to town. Featuring 29 quilts made out of orphan quilt blocks (various quilt blocks left over from other projects), Blending the Old and the New: Quilts by Paul D. Pilgrim is something amazing. Using multigenerational pieces found from all over the country, his quilts tell both the story of quilting as well as the story of quilters themselves. The exhibition is free to the public and runs through November 9 in the Main Gallery at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. The gallery is open daily; call 972-252-ARTS or visit irvingartscenter.com for hours and information.
Sept. 20-Nov. 16, 2008