Door County Art News: Quilts and Words Telling Stories at Link Gallery

With the pull of a thread and the scratch of a pen, the Trillium Quilt Guild and the Wallace Group have created and crafted a unique collaborated exhibit, “Telling Stories with Quilts and Words.”

Currently on display in the Door Community Auditorium’s Link Gallery through December 30, the exhibit features the words and works of 20 quilters and 14 poets. “Telling Stories with Quilts and Words” is the first collaboration for the two groups.

Separate organizations, Trillium Quilt Guild and the Wallace Group share members, one of whom is directly responsible for developing the concept of a joint exhibit.

“Each year both groups exhibit at Scandia Village,” explained Judy Roy, a published poet and accomplished quilter. “I thought it would be a wonderful to host a joint exhibit…Quilts speak to us through their designs and colors. To write about the quilts seemed a natural extension of their themes and patterns.”

“Telling Stories with Quilts and Words” is a collection of original quilts 16” x 20”, many of which are based on patterns created by Lori Smith. The completed quilts were then distributed to the poets who found inspiration in their beauty.

The show has previously been exhibited at the Meadows in Scandia Village, the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library, and the Fairfield Center for Contemporary Art, and it concludes its tour with the Link Gallery exhibit.

The Door Community Auditorium is located in Fish Creek, just north of the town center on Highway 42. For more information call 920.868.2728 or visit

For information about the Trillium Quilt Guild or the Wallace Group call Judy Roy at 920.839.9169 or visit