Material Witnesses (2011 - 2013)

For the theme of its fifth traveling exhibit, The Manhattan Quilters Guild chose “Material Witnesses,” with its multi-layered references to the processes and medium of the fiber artist. The title plays with the legal concept of a “material witness”--someone whom the government feels has information about a crime significant enough to affect the outcome of a trial. Further, to bear witness suggests a direct connection to events. It can be a way of honoring by one’s presence.

Ludmila Aristova

Material Witnesses – Ludmila Aristova

Vertigo II 36” x 36” 2011 Applique, hand and machine pieced, hand quilted, hand painted, hand pleated Silk, cotton, wool, […]

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Teresa Barkley

Material Witnesses – Teresa Barkley

The Triangle 36” x 36” 2011 Machine pieced, hand appliqued, hand quilted, hand embroidered, stenciled, painted Cotton, including 3 vintage […]

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Benedicte Caneill

Material Witnesses – Benedicte Caneill

Units 31: Rhythm in Lights 36″ x 36″ 2011 Fabrics monoprinted by the artist using fabric paints. Machine pieced and […]

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Beth Carney

Material Witnesses – Beth Carney

Chasms 5: City of Contrasts 36” x 36” 2011 Machine pieced, fused raw edge applique and machine quilted Hand-dyed cotton […]

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Randy Frost

Material Witnesses – Randy Frost

23 Witnesses 36” x 36 2011 Machine applique and quilting Cotton canvas foundation, cottons: hand-dyed, batik, commercial; paper; cotton batting […]

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Iris Gowen

Material Witnesses – Iris Gowen

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral – Means of Production 36” x 36” 2011 machine quilted and pieced with machine-free hand embroidery Approximately […]

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Luke Haynes

Material Witnesses – Luke Haynes

[Iconography #9] Material Girl 2 36” x 36” 2012 Applique Fabric, batting, thread Luke Haynes works with quilts to blur […]

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Tatiana Ivina

Material Witnesses – Tatiana Ivina

Eruption of Eyjafjallajökull 36″ x 36″ 2011 Hand and Machine Stitched. Traditional and Digital Painting. Silk and Cotton We are […]

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Material Witnesses – Katherine Knauer

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Material Witnesses – Emiko Toda Loeb

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Material Witnesses – Ruth Marchese

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Material Witnesses – Paula Nadelstern

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Material Witnesses – Elizabeth Poole

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Material Witnesses – Jeri Riggs

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Material Witnesses – Diana Goulston Robinson

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Material Witnesses – Robin Schwalb

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Material Witnesses – Arlé Sklar-Weinstein

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Material Witnesses – Daphne Taylor

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Material Witnesses – Ludmila Uspenskaya

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Material Witnesses – Erin Wilson

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Material Witnesses – Adrienne Yorinks

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