Quilts That Make My Heart Sing – The Work of Ed Johnetta Miller

  • May 18, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Webb Deane Stevens Museum

    211 Main Street
    Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109
Ticket Price $15.00-$20.00 This event is now over
Description

When she lectures, Ed Johnetta Miller talks about how she gets up the next morning to look at her work, and she says, “If it doesn’t make my heart sing, I take my scissors and cut up the quilt and rearrange it until I feel like my heart is zooming along.” 

Enjoy this intimate journey through internationally recognized quilt/fiber artist Ed Johnetta’s work as she shares her influences and stories behind her stunning soulful creations. The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. and iwill be preceded by a wine and cheese reception at 6:00 p.m.

NSCDA-CT & Museum Members: $15 / General Public: $20.

About Ed Johnetta Miller:

Ed Johnetta Miller is an internationally recognized quilt/fiber artist working with color, pattern, and textures of fabric. She enjoys the freedom, movement and power given to creating the sculpture of cloth.  Combining the various colors, patterns and weaves of fabric is very exciting to her, and she tries to make each quilt as simple, essential, and direct as she can.  She wants viewers to be able to visually enter her quilts and walk through fields of color to the still, contemplative space within.

Ed Johnetta’s work is like a spiritual journey that allows her to return to the dye table, sewing machine, quilting studiously after day with renewed anticipation of what beauty will evolve.  At times, she is surprised with the results of a work that seems to have a life of its own, in spite of her intent. This reminds her of the truth that she is not in control of the process, she simply guides it.  Ed Johnetta wants her quilts to reflect her positive view of life, as well as her love of fabric.  For her, life is enriched with diverse experience and amazing opportunities that should be embraced and shared. 

Widely exhibited in the United States and internationally, Ed Johnetta’s quilts can be found in numerous important museums, and private collections such as the  Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum of Art, Washington DC,  The Contemporary Quilt Museum, Golden Colorado, The Wadsworth  Museum of Art, Hartford Ct., Nelson’s Mandela’s National Museum,  Cape Town, South Africa, Safeco Corporation, Johnson & Johnson Corporation, Hartford Hospital, Michigan State University, Yale-New  Haven Children’s Hospital, US Embassy in Cotonou, Benin, WestAfrica; and in 2019, she was commissioned by theWest Hartford Art League to design five quilts for a mural project on the grounds of the Art League.

 

Date & Time

Thu, May 18, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue Details

Webb Deane Stevens Museum

211 Main Street
Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109 Webb Deane Stevens Museum
Webb Deane Stevens Museum

Nestled in the heart of Connecticut's largest historic district, the Webb Deane Stevens Museum's three historic houses tell important stories of national and statewide significance.