The theme was “Line.” That simple one-syllable word evoked whimsical, passionate and thought-provoking interpretations from nearly three dozen artists with The Minnesota Contemporary Quilters.
Their annual traveling art exhibit is now on display at Roseville City Hall. The Minnesota Contemporary Quilters is an affiliated guild of the Textile Center in Minneapolis.
Their wall quilts now on display contemplate everything from punch lines to the lines of an aging face to redlining, the discriminatory practice of withholding loans from residents, often people of color, living in certain neighborhoods.
“We try to have a theme that is open to interpretation. We like people to see our work and be able to respond to our work,” said guild member Peg Lindberg. “It’s a way for us to connect with the larger metropolitan community.”
The quilts can be sewn by hand, by machine or by both. Some quilt artists incorporate painting and beadwork into their quilts.
The exhibit will be on display until Oct. 30. For more information, go to www.minnesotacontemporaryquilters.com