Sunday, February 2, 2014

Personal Geometry: Spencer Quilt Show Opens Saturday

Virginia Jean Cox Mitchell, detail of 
Bill Willie’s Factotum Whirligig 

Personal Geometry: 

Quilts by Yoshiko Jinzenji and Virginia Jean Cox Mitchell

Opens at the Spencer Museum at the University of Kansas this Saturday and will be on display from

February 8 through May 18, 2014.

Yoshiko Jinzenji
Detail of Color II

The exhibition pairs two artists’ work to reveal contrasts as well as continuities in their recent gifts of life-work donated to the Spencer's permanent collection. Jean Mitchell, a founding member of our guild, gave a collection of quilt blocks and patchwork tops in 2013. Yoshiko Jinzenji of Japan donated a similar yet very different collection of blocks and patchwork in 2007.


  • February 19, Wednesday. The Friends of the Art Museum will hold a reception for the artists from 5:30 to 7:30.

  • February 22, Saturday. Yoshiko Jinzenji will discuss her work at 2:00.

  • March 2, Sunday. Curator Susan Earle will guide a tour of the exhibit from 2:00 to 3:00.

  • March 15, Saturday. Children’s Programming. Saturday Art Adventure. Quilt Geometry, children 5-8. 10:30-11:30.

  • April 10, Thursday. Senior Session: Personal Geometry. Curator Susan Earle guides a gallery tour of the exhibit from 10:00 to 11:00. Senior Sessions are open to everyone but designed with the comfort of senior citizens in mind.

  • April 13, Sunday. 
  • New Directions/Historical Forms. Gallery Tour 2-3.
  • Quilt historian Barbara Brackman will give a gallery tour of the exhibit, discussing traditional needlework techniques behind these nontraditional quilts. We'll look at global influences from Japanese patchwork to English stumpwork through antique pieces from the Museum's collection and Barbara's.

  • April 15, Tuesday. 1:30. Virginia Jean Cox Mitchell will discuss her work at Spencer after the April KVQG meeting.

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