Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Piece by Piece: The Story of a Wooden Quilt

Come and hear artist-in-residence, Laura Petrovich-Cheney, who's creations are at the Fuller Craft Museum.

"Quilting is about community. Quilts are also tactile references of our shared American story, each different, but part of a collective whole. In my recent body of work, I found inspiration in the American ideal of a pioneer woman's can-do resilient spirit and instinct for survival. I learned that these women crafted quilts for warmth and comfort with scraps of cloth. But instead of cloth, I create quilts made from the salvaged wood, in particular, wood from Hurricane Sandy. These wooden quilts tell my story of resiliency, survival, and second chances." 

About the Artist:

Petrovich-Cheney, a former fashion designer and textile artist, incorporates traditional and contemporary quilt patterns in her sculptures, and much like fiber quilt-makers, she creates objects with visual appeal using discarded scraps of wood that once had different purposes. 

Free and open to all.

Event Location: 
Queset House