Traditions with a Twist: Quilts by Sally Abrams will be on display at the Erpf Gallery July 11th to August 21st, and will feature several unique styles of quilts designed by Sally Abrams. An Artist’s Reception will be held on Saturday, July 11, from 3-5 PM, at the Erpf Center in Arkville.
This is the second year of hosting local Catskill Quilters in the Erpf Gallery. The Catskill Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame spends the spring selecting the artistic talents of Catskill quilters, of which there are many. Following its goal of cultivating local traditions of art and culture, the CMQHOF chooses a successful quilter who has kept quilting alive, while also encouraged it to grow. This year, Sally Abrams was the clear choice for the exhibition.
Sally Abrams began quilting 29 years ago and has grown into a leader of the quilting community of the Catskills. Although she began quilting with traditional patterns and styles to learn the intricate craft, she now possesses her own unique brand which she says came from her interest in “seeking out new avenues.” Sally Abrams has been a great asset to her community not only by passing down the tradition she is so passionate about, but also by donating her work to fundraising efforts of organizations such as Sullivan County Habitat for Humanity, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County, several veteran groups, and 4-H clubs.
Sally is an inducted member of The Catskill Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame, has served as President of The Calico Geese Quilters, curated a “Back to Nature” show at Morgan Outdoors in Livingston Manor, and developed and produced a 60’ x 100’ tented outdoor quilt show at The Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. She has accomplished all this while operating a cattle farm in Livingston Manor.
Traditions with a Twist: Quilts by Sally Abrams is on display through August 21st. For more information, contact the Catskill Center at 845-586-2611, or visit www.catskillcenter.org.