Community School of Music and Arts – Virtual Exhibit & Window Display

330 E. State St. |

Modern Comfort 2020: Quilts of the Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild – Now Extended Through August!

Window Display + Virtual Gallery Exhibit

Curated by the Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild (IMQG), this virtual exhibition reflects the vibrant innovation and creative vitality of the quilters who are part of the modern quilting community in and around Ithaca. The show is organized around four design aesthetics that are common to modern quilting—Modern Traditionalism, Negative Space, Improvisation, and Asymmetry. The quilts range in size from a diminutive piece barely a foot square, to wall hangings and lap quilts, to the bed-size benefit quilt the guild created and generously donated to CSMA for fundraising.

The benefit quilt, “The Early Birds Organize Their Stash,” is aptly named for its spring theme, celebrated with gorgeous design and stitchery. This quilt has been installed inside CSMA’s main window for up-close viewing from outside the building at 330 E. MLK/State Street, as well as virtual viewing within the exhibition. Silent auction bids may be made at from June 5 through September 1 to benefit CSMA.

In this time of quarantining and social distancing, “normal” or “traditional” ways of living can seem lost to us. We hope this show gets you excited about the power and beauty of innovating in the midst of unfamiliar circumstances. We hope these quilts inspire you to figure out a new normal, by imagining your own interpretations of modern comfort.


View Modern Comfort 2020 Exhibit Here: