Posted: Thursday Jun 27, 2013
June 27, 2013
The Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery at Saint Vincent College will present an exhibit, The Quilts of Theresa Kristof Prah, from Wednesday, July 10 to Friday, Nov. 1. Admission is free and open to the public.
An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on July 10.
The Gallery, located on the first floor of the Fred M. Rogers Center will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday, and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The Gallery is closed on Mondays. Private tours during all other times are available by appointment.
Prah started quilting in the late 1970s after sending her youngest child to college. Since that time she has created hundreds of quilts, fueling her passion for creating new quilt designs using traditional techniques.
Many of her quilts more closely resemble original works of art, some of which have been recognized in local quilt shows. Her awards include Best of Show and Best Use of Color. She is known for her fine hand quilting, willingness to disregard a pattern when inspiration strikes, fantastic use of color and consistently prodigious output. She delights in incorporating cast-off materials into her quilts, anything from old ties to fine fabrics, giving them new life in her designs.
The McCarl Coverlet Gallery opened in 2008 and houses the lifetime collection of handmade American Jacquard woven coverlets of the late Foster and Muriel McCarl of Beaver Falls, which were a permanent gift to Saint Vincent College. Public exhibits of selections from the collection are shown throughout the year.
Further information is available by contacting the McCarl Coverlet Gallery, 724-805-2569, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.mccarlgallery.org.
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