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Tempe Exhibition Takes Whimsical Look At Quilt, Fiber Art

Quilt by Lisa Clark

Photo and Quilt by Lisa Clark

TEMPE, Ariz. – β€œIn Stitches,” an exhibition that highlights the whimsical and dramatic skills of contemporary quilt and fiber artists, will be on display from Dec. 3 to March 7 at the Edna Vihel Activity Center on the Campus of Culture, 3340 S. Rural Road.

Some of the work is inspired by traditional and historic quilts, other work is abstract and uses a variety of media. Some work depicts narrative scenes about daily life. The exhibition features fabric, machine embroidery, watercolor, photo transfers, hand stitching, weaving and more.


  • Margaret Leininger, of Tempe (visiting professor at ASU Fibers Department)
  • Clare Verstagen, of Tempe (professor of Art, ASU Fibers Department)
  • Meiny Vermaas van der Heide, of Tempe(from the city of Tempe portable works collection)
  • Denise Currier, of Mesa
  • Carol Shinn, Boulder, Colo. (from the city of Tempe portable works collection)
  • Ginny Taylor, of Indianapolis (from the city of Tempe portable works collection)

About the exhibition space
The Gallery at the Vihel Center, recently refurbished, provides local artists an opportunity to display artwork and reach out to the Arizona community. The Vihel Activity Center holds a variety of Tempe classes including dance, music, theater and visual arts for children and adults year-round.

When classes are not in session
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

When classes are in session
8:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday

(Closed on city-observed holidays)

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