Alberta Craft Council presents Women’s Hands Building A Nation
EXHIBITION DATES: MAY 6 TO AUGUST 19, 2017
Artist Reception: Saturday, May 6 from 2-4pm
Women’s Hands Building a Nation by Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts commemorates Canada’s 150 anniversary of confederation. The exhibition celebrates women’s contribution to the nation by highlighting women’s achievements and recognizing their perseverance in the face of great obstacles.
With rug hooking, quilting, needlework and other fibre work, the Guild is recognizing women’s rightful place in the history of Canada. Through their exploration of topics as diverse as fighting for the right to vote, the experience of living in sod houses, yarn bombing and the YWCA, the Guild is celebrating Canadian women with wit, compassion and insight.
The Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts is an organization with over 200 members and has been active in Calgary since 1929. Previously known as the Alberta Handicraft Guild, the Guild has reorganized and changed names several times over the years. Throughout the Guild’s history, they’ve aimed to keep heritage fibre arts alive in their community. Today, the members’ guild proudly carries on this mission in Calgary and area.
Participating Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts members:
Marlene Bartlett, Maureen Benning, Mona Birdwell, Cheryl Bridger, Rose Brooks-Birarda, Loraine Constable, Phyllis Davis, Barb Dilschneider, Tracy Fewster, Mary Glass, Flo Haliburton, Sheralee Hancherow, Marylin Handy, Lynne Howard, Lynda Hynes, Margaret Jessop, Sharon Johnston, Eva Laurion, Mary MacTavish, Bonnie Mather, Dixie McCall, Pat Minton, Christine Mueller, Rebecca Nicholas, Bev Patkau, Jan Peciulis, Corlienne Pennell, Cynthia Prosser, Elaine Proulx, Gail Richards, Wendy Rowan, Sally Scott, Kathy Skyole, Karen Smith, Dianne Sutton, Ann Taylor, Judy Thomson, Ruth Walkden, Gay Walker, Nan Williams and Jennie Wolter
Alberta Craft Council
Alberta Craft Gallery
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
780-488-6611 / 1-800-DO CRAFT