Quilts by Sewing Lab
Friday, January 14
7 – 10 p.m.
Close of Show
Saturday, February 26
Noon – 3 p.m.
Cat Mailloux (she/hers) is an interdisciplinary artist, educator and writer based in Columbus, Ohio. In 2018 she earned her MFA in Sculpture from The Ohio State University in 2018. Currently she serves as Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Ceramics at Cedarville University in Cedarville, OH. Her work has been shown throughout the United States including COOP Gallery (Nashville, TN), Janet Carson Gallery (Eau Claire, WI) and Roy G. Biv Gallery (Columbus, OH). In 2019 she was a Writer in-Residence at Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT) and an artist fellow at the Columbus Printed Arts Center (Columbus, OH). Her visual practice of quilting and sewing extends into work as a teaching artist. She partners with the Milo-Grogan Recreation Center of Columbus to teach sewing classes for children and adults, pursuing the community found in making.
Stitched is a group show featuring the members of Sewing Lab, a multi-aged sewing class operating out of the Milo-Grogan Recreation Center facilitated by local artist Cat Mailloux. The program serves women and girls throughout the neighborhood and the surrounding Columbus area. As a collective, Sewing Lab taps the traditions surrounding sewing that celebrate and uplift somatic, intuitive, and embodied ways of knowing in a context of connection and community. The class meets weekly to sew and learn together.
The series of quilts in the exhibition features the fall project of 2021, hand-made quilts designed and made by students. Throughout the class session, students learned and practiced the skills of quilt making, from the initial cutting process to the piecing together, to finally binding the layers. The variety of patterns, shapes, and colors of each quilt reflects the unique and delightful personality of the maker. They are one-of-a-kind records of their learning process and creative tastes.