(Quilts: African, American, Amish)

The Artist
Melody Gordon-Healy is a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and a fabric artist. She has held quilting workshops in Yokahama, Bangkok, Singapore, Newcastle and Cork. Her quilts hang in some of these cities and in Jakarta, Leaven, and best of all – Baltimore. Not only has Melody had the privilege of bringing her art to several countries but she has learned much from each area she visited, loved, or worked in: Amish discipline, Baltimore jazz, New York hutsba, Yokahama stitching, Bali batiking, Tibetan tent doors, Haitian vodoo, Asiago flags, Ashanti dolls, Yoruba masks, Seminole fur, feathers and beads. A taste from this Rice Table is served by Saint Ignatius.

The Exhibit
A boo scares away and a boo warmly embraces. African masks can keep at a distance spirits whose names and deeds we’ve forgotten and once forgotten then always scary. However, Picaninny Princesses move to the sound of jazz under an Ohio or Ashanti star to be wished upon and once wished always hopeful. Wheels spin, diamonds shine in squares, quilts go crazy: boo. Scary or warm, we celebrate you both today in the gallery below the liturgy room.

Saint Ignatius Church, Reeves Gallery
740 North Calvert Street at Madison
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Opening Reception: Sunday, November 2 following the 10:30 a.m. Mass

Show Dates/Times
Saturday - November 8, 15, 22, 29, 2003
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday - November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2003
9 a.m. – 1 p.m./5:30-7:30 p.m.

Melody Gordon-Healy invites you to speak with her regarding the quilts featured in this exhibit and commissioned work at (410) 243-3773 or email

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