Scraps of fabric, sacks of flour, scraps of ribbons and repurposed buttons all contributed to the creative housewife’s ability to “get by” when dressing her family in the early 1900s. These artistic talents fiber are showcased in a unique exhibit at the Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center, 10881 N. Boyer Road.
A reception will be held for this educational textile exhibit from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, April 29 with hors d’oeuvres served by Ivano’s Catering. In addition, an open house will be held on Saturday, April 30 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. All ages are welcome to attend both events.
This gallery showing is a collaborative effort between the University of Idaho Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences, SOAC, Bonner County Historical Society and Museum, and Pend Oreille Arts Council. Members of the Bosom Buddies Quilting Group will be on hand to explain how women used quilting techniques not only in the past, but today.
“This exhibit celebrates the meticulous art of creating the essential fabrics of life,” said Claire Christy, POAC’s Artistic Administrator. “Antique, vintage and modern textiles and furniture, along with informative descriptions, educate viewers on the history of each piece. This is an extraordinary exhibit that you won’t want to miss.
For more information, go to www.artinsandpoint.org or call the POAC office at 208-263-6139.