Fins and Feathers' Turn into Quilts at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Brilliantly colored fabrics will become ‘fins and feathers’ as textile artist Marilyn Foulke, of Louisville, demonstrates how she captures a variety of fish and bird species in her quilts, on Saturday, April 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. For her creations, Foulke uses a combination of piecing, raw edge appliqué and machine quilting.
A native Louisvillian, Foulke has been interested in fiber and fabrics from an early age. Her love of hand and machine sewing began with grade school projects, and she has always been interested in color and design. In 1997, she began creating quilts, wall art and wearable art. Her quilt making is informed by her career as a mathematics teacher for over 30 years, and her love of geometry, symmetry, logic and balance.
“I am a self-taught quilter,” Foulke said. “My work is not constrained by ‘rules’ or patterns, and I enjoy creating outside the box. I love to experiment with unusual embellishments and materials.”
In Foulke’s quilted wall hangings, she uses fine quality cottons and silk, sometimes hand dyeing them to get the color she wants. Most of her pieces are one-of-a-kind and her fish and bird-themed quilts are all based upon observation, drawings and photographs taken during her travels.
Quilts by Marilyn Foulke are regularly available at the Kentucky Artisan Center, located at 200 Artisan Way, just off Interstate 75 at Berea Exit 77. The center’s exhibits, shopping and travel and information areas are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the cafe is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is located at 200 Artisan Way, just off Interstate 75 at Berea Exit 77. The center’s exhibits, shopping and travel information areas are open daily, year-round, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the cafe is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
The center currently features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth.
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is an agency in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
For more information call 859-985-5448 or visit kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov