Art Exhibits

Prickly Pear by Sherry Winkelman

January 2023 Exhibit

Sherry Winkelman’s Quilts and Other Expressions

Artist’s Statement
My show is an overview of work spanning the last 20 years or so. Taking inspiration from
landscape, botany, biology, architecture, astronomy, and technology, I combine traditional quilting motifs, media, and techniques with abstraction and unconventional approaches to create unique and diverse art.

I see quilts as art and as comfort, part of the fabric of everyday life. My affinity for textiles and their manipulation developed at a young age through embroidery, knitting, and sewing clothes. After taking several classes in quilt-making, I quickly embraced the true fluidity and expressiveness of the media. I enjoy incorporating asymmetry and abstraction within the geometric regularity of traditional patterns, using smaller form-factors to force breaks from repetition. My work often explores the intrinsic tension between quilts as a utilitarian item and as a piece of art.


Sherry’s quilts have been featured in numerous juried quilt and mixed media exhibitions throughout New England. Her work has been included in several of the Smithsonian Institution’s ‘Artists at Work’ juried exhibitions at the S. Dillon Ripley Center on the National Mall in Washington, D.C..

Submit Your Work

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