Wild Fabrications

By: Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum on April 14th

December 2, 2017 – February 25, 2018

Think about a favorite quilt. Warm thoughts of comfort and the loved ones who stitched and labored to sew treasured family heirlooms are all wrapped up in our favorite quilts. What’s a common thread of their appeal? Quilters and fiber arts enthusiasts share a desire to hone the skills necessary to carry on a tradition that links generations and an appreciation of the creativity and ingenuity woven throughout extraordinary quilts. Wild Fabrications comprises more than three dozen vibrant quilts featuring intriguing, whimsical depictions of animals and organized by the Studio Art Quilt Associates in Hebron, Connecticut. Throughout the twelve-week Wild Fabrications exhibition, the Museum will offer multiple programs and an artist residency on January 19 and 20, 2018 featuring renowned quilter and television personality Mary Fons, discussing her work and the role of the quilt in American popular culture. The co-host of Public Broadcasting Service’s long-running show “Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting,” Mary Fons is well known as a passionate, vibrant speaker on the subject of quilts.

Exhibition Highlights


Thanks to the members, donors, grantors, and sponsors who support the exhibition and programs.

A Wisconsin Arts Board Creation and Presentation Grant with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts sustains exhibitions and programs. Sponsored in part by the City of Wausau Room Tax. Support for hands-on art-making supplies comes from the Walmart Foundation.


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