Established in 1997, The International Quilt Museum’s mission is to build a global collection and audience that celebrate the cultural and artistic significance of quilts. The museum has the world's largest publicly held quilt collection, dating from the early 1700s to present and representing more than 50 countries. We welcome museum-goers to explore our latest exhibit, Cyanotype: Lasting Impressions.
At Cyanotype: Lasting Impressions, an exhibit curated by Fiber Works, visitors will discover quilts created through the cyanotype process. Blue images in each of these quilts were created through the cyanotype process discovered in 1842 by English scientist Sir John Hershel. The process involves treating cloth or paper with a solution of two chemicals (ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide) that, when exposed to ultra-violet light, develop an intense blue color, also called Prussian blue. To create images, one places either objects or film positives/negatives on the treated material. Thorough rinsing with water halts the chemical process and makes the image permanent.
Members of Fiber Works experimented with leaves, grasses, needlework fragments, silverware, and photographic films to make their cyanotype images. To complete their quilt compositions, they added materials enhanced with other surface design techniques such as shibori dyeing, monoprinting, digital printing, and painting as well as appliqué, embroidery, and quilting—now, you can see the results for yourself during this all-new exhibit.
The curator of this exhibit, Fiber Works, is composed of twelve fiber artists from southeastern Nebraska, whose purpose is to expand their knowledge of fiber and textile techniques as avenues to greater creative expression. The group has been creating and exhibiting together since 2009, and their new exhibit, Cyanotype: Lasting Impressions will be on display through May 17, 2020. General admission will vary and can be found online at www.internationalquiltmuseum.org.
At Fairways at Lincoln Apartments in Lincoln, Nebraska, we encourage our residents to discover all the wonderful happenings in our city, whether it’d be a concert, exhibit, or convention. Set aside some time to attend this upcoming event in our area!
Friday, December 3, 2020—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
International Quilt Museum
1523 North 33rd Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68583