Holiday Quilt Show on display at Boston City Hall
December 4, 2017
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture today announced the Proper Bostonian Quilters Holiday Quilt Show is now on display at Boston City Hall.
The Proper Bostonian Quilters Guild (PBQ) is a diverse and vibrant group of women quilters with over 100 members representing every Boston neighborhood and many surrounding towns. PBQ members are committed to community outreach, and they actively seek out ways to comfort people in need by providing them with quilts and pillowcases.
"Having these quilts hung throughout City Hall is a great way to celebrate the holidays and recognize a few of the generous people who make the holiday season so special in the City of Boston," said Mayor Walsh. "I encourage everyone to stop by City Hall this month to see the quilts in person."
"City Hall is such a great venue for exhibiting our quilts, and we are proud to contribute to Boston culture in this way," said Susan Powers, President of the Proper Bostonian Quilters Guild. "We are thankful to the Mayor and the Office of Arts and Culture for this wonderful opportunity to showcase our work."
The quilts vary in size, and many feature festive colors and holiday designs. A total of 40 quilts are currently on display.
"This year, we wanted to take a different approach to the traditional holiday decorations usually displayed in City Hall," said Julie Burros, Chief of Arts and Culture. "These quilts are an excellent reflection of the talent, diversity, and creativity of the people of Boston. They also add a welcome bit of color and warmth to our beloved concrete walls here at City Hall."
The quilts are on display until December 29, 2017 in the Scollay Square Gallery on the third floor and the fifth floor balcony of Boston City Hall.About the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture's mission is to support artists, the cultural sector, and to promote access to the arts for all. The office houses the Boston Cultural Council, the Boston Art Commission, and the Poet Laureate program. Responsibilities include implementing the City's cultural plan, Boston Creates; commissioning public art, managing the Boston Artist-in-Residence program; curating exhibitions in City Hall; and operating the historic Strand Theater in Dorchester. For more information go to www.boston.gov/departments/arts-and-culture.About the Proper Bostonian Quilters Guild
The Proper Bostonian Quilters Guild is a diverse and vibrant group dedicated to the art and appreciation of all things "quilt". Their membership numbers over 100 from all Boston communities, surrounding towns and beyond! PBQ meets twice monthly at St. Theresa School in West Roxbury. They also host a major quilt show every other year, with mini focused quilt shows in the fall or winter of alternate years. With Saturday day camp each month and overnight quilt camps in Maine and New Hampshire, bus trips, outside speakers, pot luck dinners and a lot of community outreach, there are always ways to discover inner talents and inspiration. For more information, visit http://properbostonianquilters.org/.