june, 2020

fri05jun(jun 5)5:00 pmfri31jul(jul 31)5:00 pmCSMA Virtual Gallery Show + Silent Auction June-July 2020(june 5) 5:00 pm - (july 31) 5:00 pm


Event Details

Modern Comfort 2020
Quilts of the Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild
June 5 – July 31

Virtual Gallery Exhibition: https://www.downtownithaca.com/csma/

Benefit Quilt Silent Auction: www.32auctions.com/CSMAquilt

Curated by the Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild (IMQG), our first-ever virtual exhibition reflects the vibrant innovation and creative vitality of the quilters who are part of the modern quilting community in and around Ithaca. The show is organized around four design aesthetics that are common to modern quilting—Modern Traditionalism, Negative Space, Improvisation, and Asymmetry. The quilts range in size from a diminutive piece barely a foot square, to wall hangings and lap quilts, to the bed-size benefit quilt the guild created and generously donated to CSMA for fundraising.

The benefit quilt, “The Early Birds Organize Their Stash,” is aptly named for its spring theme, celebrated with gorgeous design and stitchery. This quilt has been installed at CSMA’s main window for up-close viewing from outside the building at 330 E. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, as well as virtual viewing within the exhibition. Silent auction bids may be made at www.32auctions.com/CSMAquilt from June 5 through July 31, 5:00 PM to benefit CSMA.

In this time of quarantining and social distancing, “normal” or “traditional” ways of living can seem lost to us. We hope this show gets you excited about the power and beauty of innovating in the midst of unfamiliar circumstances. We hope these quilts inspire you to figure out a new normal, by imagining your own interpretations of modern comfort.

Huge thanks to the Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild, and to the Downtown Ithaca Alliance for organizing virtual Gallery Night Ithaca and setting up this exhibition on the virtual platform.


June 5 (Friday) 5:00 pm - July 31 (Friday) 5:00 pm



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