Threadworks 2016 FLASHBACK is a juried exhibition of 38 pieces of stitched textile art, sponsored by the Wellington County Museum and Archives.
When Threadworks began in 1987, stitched textile art was not commonly seen in galleries. The goal of the Wellington County Museum staff was to give fibre artists an opportunity to offer their work to a jury, to see it hung and displayed in a large space and then to offer the exhibit to galleries at a distance.
The Threadworks theme for the current exhibit is FLASHBACK. Just what does that word bring to your imagination? How far back does it take you…to your youth, the time of your grandparents, pre-history or even farther?
The FLASHBACK Grand Prize Winner was “Storm Windows” by Maggie Vanderweit from Fergus.
Long before double-paned glass, winter’s advent meant that our storm windows needed to be put on. My father adeptly climbed ladders carrying heavy, awkward glass frames, and then sealed the cracks with putty. It was another of his many loving gestures to keep us snug and warm. ~ Artist Statement