Curators: Lisa Ellis (Sacred Threads Chair) and Barbara Hollinger (Sacred Threads Curator) invited artist to make 18” w x 24 h” art quilts for hospital galleries. Debuting at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD (outside Washington, D.C.) in the summer of 2020. Additional venues include the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI and UChicago Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.
All of the unsold pieces will be shown at Sacred Threads 2022.
Theme: What brings you peace in your backyard? Either real or imaginary, urban or rural, micro (e.g., blade of grass) or macro (e.g., expansive view of a lake). What brings you tranquility? The color palette, or the light in morning or evening. Let your imagination or your photo collection inspire you to create something beautiful for the hospital setting for patients and their families. We are looking for a variety of artwork styles that express peace and tranquility whether in the very abstract or somewhere on the spectrum of realism.
The INOVA Schar Cancer Institute - Fair Oaks (in Fairfax, VA), Radiation Oncology department, reached out to request new art quilts for permanent installation in their newly renovated space.
The catalog is now available for sale:
$24.99 plus $6.oo shipping and handling
Enjoy this view of how the quilts look installed in the hospital.
Backyard Escape is generously sponsored by eQuilter.com. Please visit the website at eQuilter.com and shop for all your fabric and notion needs. eQuilter.com donates 2% of all purchases to charity. eQuilter.com is a long time sponsor and friend to Sacred Threads.
National Institutes of Health (28 pieces)
Summer 2020 (6 pieces remain in 2021)
UChicago Medicine in Chicago (60 pieces)
Summer 2020 - Summer 2021 (or longer)
Virginia Quilt Museum, Harrisonburg, VA (50 pieces).
September 8, 2020- December 19, 2020
Heart Gallery in Toledo, OH (30 pieces)
January - February 2021
University of Michigan Hospital - Taubman Gallery (50 pieces)
March - June 2021
UChicago Medicine in Chicago, Illinois
Summer 2021 (second installation of pieces from University of Michigan unsold pieces)
Sacred Threads, Herndon, VA
If you are a potential venue for Backyard Escape and would like to have this exhibit, please fill out out our interest form: