Tuesday, February 12, 2013

More goodies at Katonah

March Exhibitions & Programs

Monday, March 4, 7:30-8:30pm
Kaffe Fassett: The Glorious Quilt (Quilt Lecture Series)
A rock-star of the quilting world, Kaffe Fassett’s color-saturated vision launched a textile design revolution. Fassett’s designs in quilting, knitting and needlepoint were the subject of a solo show at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London that later toured nine countries. Fassett shares stories of his life and the development of his singular vision. He will also sign copies of his 2012 autobiography Dreaming in Color. Book signing before and after lecture.

Saturday, March 9, 10:30-11:30am
Picture This! Saturday Story Time
This is a monthly story time series featuring great children’s stories and illustrations; children have the opportunity to create artwork in the Learning Center following the story. In March is Crazy for Quilting – a quilter brings her favorite children’s books about quilts and shares some easy quilting techniques. *Brought to you by Little Joe’s Books in Katonah, NY

Friday, March 15, 9:00-10:00am
Stroller Tours 
Join us on special Friday mornings for a before-Museum-hours gallery tour and refreshments. On each date, new moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers with babies in tow are invited to explore a different aspect of the current exhibition through interactive tours, discussions, and artistic activities. Breakfast and snacks will be provided by Tazza Cafe.

Free for members, $10 non-members. For adults with children under 18 months. No reservations required. Crying babies are welcome!

Monday, March 18, 4:00-7:00pm
Quiltmaking in the Classroom with artist Diana Goulston Robinson
Diana Robinson's workshops are designed for use in classrooms, grades K-12. She has mastered ways to teach traditional quilt designs while making room for individual, novel expression. This workshop involves designing a quilt with tonal, colored, and patterned papers, arranging contrasting elements, choosing fabrics, and creating personal adaptations of the Nine Patch or Log Cabin designs.

Teachers will learn accessible ways to teach traditional hand-sewing techniques in the classroom. Diana will demonstrate a fabric collage approach to story quilts and free-form fabric designs using fused fabrics, stitchery, and embellishments. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about quiltmaking while being surrounded by two hundred years of magnificent quilts.

$35 KMA school members, $40 non-members. Includes materials. We expect these workshops to fill up quickly. Please RSVP early.
Contact Margaret Adasko: 
education@katonahmuseum.org; 914-232-9555, ext. 2985.

Saturday, March 23, 12:00 pm-4:00pm
Kaleidoscope Quilts with Paula Nadelstern
Paula Nadelstern’s highly detailed quilts reference the minute, colorful detail and inherent symmetry of a kaleidoscope. Garnering international recognition for her innovative and complex designs, Nadelstern has been published in the Twentieth Century’s 100 Best American Quilts, was showcased in a one-person exhibition the American Folk Art Museum, and has received several awards and fellowships.

The Katonah Museum of Art, located at 134 Jay Street (Route 22) in Katonah, NY originates ten to twelve exhibitions annually, covering a broad range of art and humanities topics. The KMA also offers lectures, films, workshops, concerts and other events for a general audience; and presents innovative and substantive programs for over 100 member schools. The Learning Center is the only interactive space in Westchester County where children can come on a daily basis to explore and create art.

*Museum hours: Sunday: 12pm – 5pm, Tuesday through Saturday: 10pm – 5pm, Closed Monday
Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Seniors & Students, Members & Children (Under the Age of 12) Always Enter Free


  1. Sounds amazing! I'm a member of the guild and was thinking that something was mentioned at the meeting about the museum needing volunteers to be on site making quilts. I'm interested. Should I reach out to the museum directly?

    Andrea Faulhaber

  2. Yes, contact the museum directly.
    For information call 914-232-9555 or visithttp://www.katonahmuseum.org


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