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Contact: Kip S. Woolford, 928-524-6228 x273
The Painted Desert Quilts Shop at 206 Navajo Blvd. downtown Main Street Holbrook will be host to Artists-in-Residence Bill Meek and Denny Peterson on July 4th, 2015 between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. They will have several of their quilts on display for a presentation and a demonstration detailing their methods of quilting and what has inspired them in their craft.
Bill & Denney will also display their quilts at the 'Holbrook Quilt Show' during the 'Wild West Days' on July 10th & 11th, 2015.
Bill Meek's quilts include "Lone Wolf," a quilt based on a traditional courthouse steps pattern, using fabrics depicting wolves in a snowy night scene; "Sterling," another traditional pattern, using firefighter fabrics, to
honor a local volunteer firefighter who was killed; and a series of Navajo quilts based on traditional Navajo weavings and their colors. Bill is inspired by the outdoors, traditions, and history. He is intrigued by Native American art and culture of the American Southwest. He is particularly drawn to ancient Puebloan archeology, anthropology, and the places they lived. He is also inspired by the natural history and beauty of the Colorado Plateau.
Denny Peterson's quilts range from pieced and applique quilts based on traditional quilts to experimental and improvisational abstract and pictorial quilts. She has yet to finish her "Purple Sampler" which was her first "real"
quilt from the 1990's, using traditional blocks. Other quilts have an outdoors theme such as "Elk in the High Country," Denny's design of a landscape quilt showing mountains, aspens, and a bull elk;"Golden Trout," a larger than life size design of the Golden Trout found in the California high country; and "Just
Fun." which is an exploration of improvisational art quilting showing Sonoran Desert homes, flora, and fauna. She loves to hike, camp, and backpack and is amazed by the simplicity and complexity of nature. Denny is inspired by the great views of the southwestern United States and the plants and animals found
there. Denny loves color and wants to hold fabric up to sunrise and sunset to see if she can match it. Denny longs to continue her experimentation in quiltmaking techniques to create textile images of animals, landscape, and ancient architecture.