Story Quilts: The Threads That Bind Us: A 40 Year Retrospective of Angela Krotowski
Feb 9th to Mar 31st • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Renowned quilter Angela Krotowski expresses her personal vision through this time-honoured art form. From traditional heritage-inspired designs, to contemporary commentaries, this collection of 40 quilts gives voice to one woman’s connection to the stories of her Canadian home.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 4pm
Saturday 1 pm - 4 pm
and during special events
Artist Reception: Sunday March 4, 2012 1:00 to 4:00 pm
The Aurora Cultural Centre is thrilled to present a landmark quilt show starting February 9 – March 31, 2012, featuring a retrospective of 40 quilts from Aurora resident Angela Krotowski. This is the first time we have had a large fabric arts show, and we are honoured to have this master quilter’s works of art hang in our showcase Red & Blue Galleries. Angela Krotowski will be artist-in-residence frequently throughout the duration of the show and it will include heritage artifacts as well to enlighten the public to historic quilting practices. A ‘Community Quilt’ will be installed in the Blue Gallery and members of the public are invited to sit down at one of the seats provided around the quilting frame, and add a few stitches. This piece will then be donated to a local charity. A free March Break workshop, Pioneer Ways in Sewing, will give the community an opportunity to learn to stich from this Master Quilter and they will complete a quilted heart block to take home.
Angela Krotowski is a teacher, designer, judge and versatile quilter that began her career in the early 1960’s. In the mid eighties she began to design and market her own patterns. In addition to teaching many aspects of quilting across the country, she was a founding member of the Etobicoke Quilters Guild (1974) the Moraine Quilt ( 2000) and has been an executive member of the Region of York Quilters Guild and the Simcoe County Quilt Guild.
An award winning quilter Angela has been involved in many community quilting programs. Inspired by both her family and her love for Canada, Angela Krotowski continues to find different ways of expression through this art form. From starting “ Quilts from the Heart” , a program that provides quilts for Women’s Shelters and O.P.P. Cruisers on Lake Simcoe, to using quilts as an expression of her social activism, Angela Krotowski ‘s voice is one that will continue to be heard by future generations through the legacy of her magnificent quil