Friday, February 5, 2010

FREE Quilting Exhibit at Ford House 2/6-3/28 GROSSE POINTE SHORES

Pieced Together: Ford House Exhibition Celebrates International Quilters

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Offers New Quilting Exhibit Free of Charge

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House continues its emphasis on inspiration, creativity, design and expression with the opening of its newest exhibition, Pieced Together: Inspirations in Collages and Quilts. The exhibit showcases two artists, Suzanne Marshall and Eleanor Winters, who gain their inspiration from the world around them. The exhibit runs exclusively at Ford House Feb. 6 through March 28.

Suzanne Marshall uses fabric to create traditional quilted works of art that reflect international people, places and events. Eleanor Winters creates small scale works of paper and calligraphy inspired by traditional quilt design and by magnificent stained glass windows in European cathedral. The artisans will exhibit their works and present lectures and workshops on the process they use to express their inspiration.

“Inspiration can come from any experience as we see, feel, smell, taste and hear the world around us,” said Kathleen Mullins, president of ford House. “It may come from the beauty of nature, the majesty of a building, the enjoyment of a different food, the entrancement of a musical passage, or the scent of a garden. We encourage the public to come and be inspired both through the exhibit and in accompanying workshops with the artists.”

Pieced Together is free and open to the public Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information about Ford House, go to or call (313) 884-4222. Ford House is located at 1100 Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.


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