Laura Petrovich-Cheney Visits IQSCM

Laura Petrovich-Cheney Visits IQSCM

October 8, 2018

Artist Laura Petrovich-Cheney will discuss her work, now on view at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, on Thursday, October 11. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and a free lecture will begin at 5:30. 

The quilt-like constructions in “Memory and Material” are made from wooden debris salvaged from disasters like Hurricane Sandy and the fires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. 

The largest piece in the show, “Wellesley’s Star,” was made as a community partnership with Sprague Street Elementary School in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Students, teachers, local businesses and the fire department collected hundreds of pencils, and Petrovich-Cheney worked with parents, teachers and students to create six-by-six-inch “quilt blocks.”

Trained as a sculptor, Petrovich-Cheney’s work is in numerous public and private collections. She was awarded a 2017 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

In addition to presenting on Thursday, Petrovich-Cheney will give gallery talks on Friday, October 12 at 11:00 a.m. and Saturday, October 13 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. She will also lead a wood quilt workshop on Saturday, October 13 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The workshop fee is $60 ($45 for museum members), which includes the cost of materials. Reserve a spot at https://cehs25.unl.edu/ccp/iqsc-event/index.php?eid=28.