(Quilts: African, American, Amish)
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.