Last month, I had the pleasure of seeing the CMQG Quilt Exhibit at the Bernard A. Mitchell Hospital (part of The University of Chicago Medicine) and it’s STUNNING!
The process started back in April when members were asked to submit their quilts for consideration into the exhibit. From the submissions, our curators had to decide which quilts would be displayed. Our curators, Shannon Dangerfield, Emily Handley, and Amy Struckmeyer reviewed and discussed each submission and made their choices. It was a difficult process as each were beautiful and worthy of this exhibit. The result is an exhibit that showcases each members unique modern aesthetic.
The exhibit contains 25 quilts and represents the work of 17 Chicago Modern Quilt Guild members, including; Jennifer M Benoit-Bryan, Shannon Dangerfield, Robbi Joy Eklow, Holly Harper, Laura Hartrich, Heather Kinion, Emily Lang, Caroline Magsaysay, Donna Moscinski, Eileen O’Regan, Debbie Pine, Jordana Robinson, Sue Ryan, Sarah Shulman, Charity Simpson, Amy Struckmeyer, and Carole Ann Wool.
The exhibit itself was installed by Monica Hork and Janet Seitzer of Billy Hork Galleries. Signs are placed next to each quilt giving more information regarding the inspiration for the quilt, materials and special techniques used, and information about the creator. The exhibit is located in a busy corridor (directions are provided at the bottom) and visitors are encouraged to leave comments. The intent is to make the exhibit interactive.
The exhibit will remain in its current location until the end of August, 2016. After that, it will be moved to the new “women’s unit” in the hospital for the month of September. (More information will be provided once the exact location is known.)
Street parking is tough around the hospital. Instead, proceed to Parking Lot B (Parking Lot A was under construction when I visited.). Put this address into your GPS: 5656 S. Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL
Park on any level. Take the elevator to Level 2 (the Green level). Level 2 will take you directly to the exhibit. First follow the sign to “Duchossois Center (DCAM)”. Once you enter DCAM, follow the sign to “Mitchell Hospital”. You will walk right into the exhibit.
– written by Dianne B.
– edited/posted by Erin D.