Quilt Show 2018

April 3, 2018

Pennington Day Quilt Show 2018

Hopewell Valley Quilters are planning their annual Pennington Day show to be held on May 19, 2018, from 10 am to 4 pm in the Toll Gate Grammar School cafeteria. The quilts on display will  reflect a great variety of styles, from beautiful traditional patterns to contemporary works of fiber art.

This year’s show will include three special exhibit themes.  The quilters challenged themselves to make small quilts with “Flowers” as a theme. The challenge quilts incorporate this theme in creative and diverse ways.  There will also be a display of antique quilts featuring flowers. A display of “fidget quits” will be available.  These are made for people with Alzheimer’s Disease and and other cognitive disabilities who can enjoy the visual and tactile stimulation a quilt can offer.  A third special exhibit will show favorite tools quilters use today.  A special display will let visitors enjoy arranging quilt squares into patterns.

Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite quilt in the show. The Viewers’ Choice Prize has been donated by Pennington Quilt Works.  Admission to the show is only $1.00, and proceeds benefit Pennington Day 2018.

Hopewell Valley Quilters is an informal group that has been meeting for over 30 years. The group meets both in the daytime and in the evening in the Hopewell Township branch of Mercer County Library.  All are welcome.  More information about the quilt group will be available at the show.

Toll Gate Grammar School is located on the corner of S. Main Street and E. Curlis Avenue. Entry to the show is on the north side of the school building. Handicapped parking will be available.

Mari Molenaar, 2017 prize winner, with her quilt, “World War II Airplanes.”

For more information about the show, contact quilt show Chairperson Nancy Breland either by e-mail ([email protected]) or by phone (609) 737 – 2527.

Pennington Day Quilt Show 2017

Press Release

Hopewell Valley Quilters are planning their annual Pennington Day show to be held on May 20, 2017, from 10 am to 4 pm in the Toll Gate Grammar School cafeteria. The quilts on display are made by members and reflect a great variety of styles, from beautiful traditional patterns to contemporary works of fiber art.

This year’s show will include two special exhibits.  The Quilters challenged themselves to make small quilts with “Houses” as a theme. The challenge quilts  incorporate this theme in creative and diverse ways.  Pennington Day falls this year on Armed Forces Day. A special display of red, white and blue quilts will pay tribute to those who serve our country. Another table will feature baby quilts.

Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite quilt in the show. The Viewers’ Choice Prize has been donated by Pennington Quilt Works.  Admission to the show is only $1.00, and proceeds benefit Pennington Day 2017.

Hopewell Valley Quilters is an informal group that has been meeting for over 30 years. The group meets both in the daytime and in the evening in the Hopewell Township branch of Mercer County Library.  All are welcome.  More information about the quilt group will be available at the show.

Toll Gate Grammar School is located on the corner of S. Main Street and E. Curlis Avenue. Entry to the show is on the north side of the school building.

Marianne Williams, winner of the Viewers’ Choice first place ribbon in the 2016 Pennington Day Quilt Show.

For more information about the show, contact quilt show Chairperson Nancy Breland either by e-mail ([email protected]) or by phone (609) 737 – 2527.

Pennington Day Quilt Show 2016

Press Release

Hopewell Valley Quilters are planning their annual Pennington Day show to be held on May 21st from 10 am to 4 pm in the Toll Gate Grammar School cafeteria. The quilts on display are made by members and reflect a great variety of styles, from beautiful traditional patterns to contemporary works of fiber art.

This year’s show will include two special exhibits taking “circles” as the theme.  The Quilters challenged themselves to make small quilts that incorporate this theme in creative and diverse ways.  Also on display will be antique quilts and quilt blocks featuring circle designs.

Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite quilt in the show. The Viewers’ Choice Prize has been donated by Pennington Quiltworks.  Admission to the show is only $1.00, and proceeds benefit Pennington Day 2016.

Hopewell Valley Quilters is an informal group that has been meeting for over 30 years. The group meets both in the daytime and in the evening in the Hopewell Township branch of Mercer County Library.  All are welcome.  More information about the quilt group will be available at the show.

Toll Gate Grammar School is located on the corner of S. Main Street and E. Curlis Avenue. Entry to the show is on the north side of the school building.

For more information about the show, contact quilt show Chairperson Nancy Breland either by e-mail ([email protected]) or by phone (609) 737 – 2527.

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WHAT:  Hopewell Valley Arts Council at Pennington Day

WHERE:  Howe Commons, South Main Street, Pennington

CONTACT:  [email protected]

The newly formed Hopewell Valley Arts Council will be bringing the visual arts to Pennington Day this year on May 17th, with a small Stampede of oxen.

You’ve been hearing and reading a lot about Olly, the “naked” ox that has been appearing throughout the Valley.  On Pennington Day, go to Howe Commons on South Main Street where you’ll see some of these budding works of art as they’re being decorated, painted and otherwise readied for installation along the streets and throughout the neighborhoods of Hopewell Valley in the late summer.

Visit and you’ll get to see the ox that the art students at Timberlane Middle School are working on under the direction of their teacher Donna Cariola. It’s covered with designs of jigsaw puzzle pieces depicting classical paintings the students have been learning about in class— works by van Gogh, Monet, Munch, O’Keeffe, and others. And see “Mooondrian”, the ox painted by CHS students a la Piet Mondrian.

You can watch Linda Bradshaw paint her ox, ”Rooted,” which is an expanded version of her painting of the same scene.  This ox will bear on its sides detailed renderings of birch trees, with roots extending down to the ox’s hoofs.

In all, two oxen will be worked on, two others that are close to completion will be on display, and there will be one “naked” Olly available for selfies.

A number of Hopewell Valley artists will display their works on the Artists’Walk —Bob Barish, Kristen Birdsey, Kit Greener, Cindy Lailwala, Yetzenia Levia, Carol Lipson, Janet Purcell, Nancy Stark, Dana Weekley, Jane Zamost, and the Pennington School Art Club.  They’re your friends and neighbors, demonstrating what the Hopewell Valley Arts Council is about – showcasing the myriad talents of all the creative people in the Valley’s communities and celebrating art in the every day.

Here’s your chance to preview the Stampede, mingle with oxen and artists alike, and learn about the new Arts Council.  Visit the council’s website, www.hvartscouncil.org, for more information.

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