Friday, June 23, 2017

July Gallery Opening, Carrie Hedstrom

The Camden Public Library welcomes fabric artist Carrie Hedstrom to the Picker Room Gallery for the month of July. There will be an opening reception on Monday, July 3, at 3:30 pm in the Picker Room. The art will remain on display for the month of July.

Carrie Connors Hedstrom has been creating fabric art since 2003. She is mainly self-taught but also credits several women including her mother, aunts, and grandmother as inspirational mentors. In this show, she is exploring the relationship between her quilted art and her poetry. Her images mostly depict the beauty of nature, movement and stillness, and the female form. The Goddess seems to find her way into many of her pieces. She does all her work on her home machine, a Bernina 550 and a Janome 990, and she quilts all her pieces with free motion machine quilting. Her work has won several awards over the years and has been featured in shows around the country.

Carrie has taught classes with the Continuing Adult Education program at Camden Hills Regional High School and will be holding a class this coming Fall 2017 session. She is also the owner/director of Quilter’s Getaway Weekends in Waterville Valley, NH, a special weekend-long retreat for quilters who are looking for a place to getaway, eat delicious food, and practice their craft in a supportive and friendly atmosphere. She also takes on commission work from time to time and travels to Quilting Guilds for Trunk Show Presentations.

In addition to quilting, Carrie is a Poet, dancer, singer, model/actress, and of course, mother to her 5 beloved children. She is a passionate artist and she loves all the forms she practices. “Like many people, I feel things very deeply. These feeling make their way into my work. For me, art transforms pain into beauty.”

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