The Catskill Center will host an opening reception for two quilt-related exhibits from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Erpf Center in Arkville. Refreshments will be served, and admission is free.
The reception will celebrate the opening of “Baltimore and Other Beauties,” featuring the quilts of Mary Tubiolo. In addition, the Catskill Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame will celebrate the permanent display of plaques of its members in the Catskill Center’s Rear Gallery.
Tubiolo, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998, will display a variety of quilts and wall hangings she has created over the past few decades. Born, raised and married in the Catskills, Tubiolo had sewn for many years but took her first quilting class in 1987 at the Sew n’ Tell Quilt Shop located in Grand Gorge. She was tutored by Barbara Tubiolo and Virginia Hull (Virginia was Inducted into the Catskill Quilters Hall of Fame in 1990). The exhibit is through Aug. 22.
Plaques representing the inducted members of the Catskill Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame will be on display on a rotating basis at the Erpf Center.
Every two years, quilt guilds in the Catskills are encouraged to nominate a quilter who is qualified to be a candidate for membership into the Hall of Fame. When considering whom to nominate, the following qualifications must be kept in mind:
• Must be resident of Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan, or Ulster County.
• Must have contributed to the art of quilting with their excellence in workmanship.
• Must be active in ensuring the future of quilting by preserving the spirit of unselfish sharing and caring within their community and beyond.
• Must exhibit a skill level which shows excellence, creativity, superior techniques, and workmanship.
There are 82 members of the Hall of Fame. The next induction is in 2015.
For information about the Catskill Quilters Hall of Fame visit http://www.catskillcenter.org/arts-culture/quilters-hall-fame.