World of Quilts
Taliaferro Hall at St. John’s cathedral has been transformed into A WORLD OF QUILTS, an exhibition of quilts by Jacque Huber running through the end of October.
The visitor’s eyes will be dazzled by the more than twenty hand-pieced quilts in the exhibition. Surrounded by blazing colors, subdued and subtle designs, traditional and modern patterns, and ingenious quilting, they will be delighted by Jacque’s (a trained engineer and business executive) mastery of an art form that has deep ties to American church-women in 19th and 20th century America but is now available to the wider world of contemporary art.
Huber began quilting in 2003 and has made over 400 quilts. He calls his quilting style “eclectic” because it ranges from the traditional to the modern. He acknowledges a "tilt towards the modern" as the quilts in the exhibition will demonstrate. But what is amazing in these quilts is Huber’s bravery and artistic curiosity that propels him to try almost anything and everything and then some. Visitors will be delighted.
Jacque is originally from Hamilton, Ohio and now lives on Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. He attended Norte Dame, graduating in Mechanical Engineering. After serving in the Navy, he got his MBA at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He eventually served as President of Southwestern Ohio Steel from 1990 to 1997.
Jacque’s practice has been to donate the quilts in his exhibitions to the charities that sponsor his exhibition. The charities include Cathedral Arts Project, The Ronald McDonald House, BEAM, The Cultural Center in Ponta Vedra, The Port Clyde Baptist Church in Port Clyde, Maine, and others.
All of the quilts on display are for sale through the Cathedral Bookstore and Gift Shop. Don’t miss the opportunity to own a Jacque Huber quilt. Proceeds from the exhibition will go to St. John's Cathedral Art Guild, The Art Guild presents the exhibitions at the Cathedral, oversees the Art Classes in the newly rejuvenated Art Studio, and manages the inventory of the Cathedral’s collection of Fine Art. The members of the Art Guild are artists and art students as well graduates of art schools and universities, museum professionals, practicing artists, and interested individuals. The proceeds from the show will also benefit the Cathedral Bookstore and Gift Shop, the Art Guild’s partner in doing the exhibitions.
The Cathedral welcomes visitors to the exhibition after services on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
World of Quilts
An exhibition of quilts made by Jacques Huber. On display in Taliaferro Hall from September 19 through November 1. All quilts are for sale. Contact the Cathedral Bookstore and Gift Shop for information.