Special Show ExhibitS

We’re hosting special show exhibits: “Inspired by Elvis” and the Studio Art Associates (SAQA) Trunk Show.

Inspired by Elvis

Elvis is in the house! The "Inspired by Elvis" quilt show is stopping by the IHQS on its national tour. This collection consists of 95 original 36" x 36" art quilts, created by artists from all over the world who were all inspired by the musical genius of Elvis Presley. These quilts each depict an aspect of Elvis's life, or a particular song or movie. The artists range from first-time to well-known fiber artists. Elvis fans will have fun matching an Elvis song to the quilt it inspired.

The show was created and curated by Donna Marcinkowski DeSoto. Her book, Inspired by Elvis, has now been published by Schiffer Publishing Company (pictured below left).


Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Trunk Show

We’re pleased to again host a Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Trunk Show.

SAQA’s traveling trunk shows are designed to showcase SAQA’s diversity of talent and support our mission to “promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications.”  Eight different trunks are traveling to venues both in and out of the United States for up to three years. Each trunk allows audiences to engage with the quilts in an up-close and personal way.    

Each quilt is 10” x 7”, mounted on a black 12” x 9” backing board, and sealed inside a clear envelope. The artist's location, artwork title, statement and information about techniques and materials are on the back.

The trunk show is a wonderful way to view and engage with quilts made using a wide variety of styles, techniques, and fibers.