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Exhibitions

Elsie’s quilts have been featured in various venues, including the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Gallery in Auburn, NY; the Earlville Opera House Multi-Arts Center in Earlville, NY; the Arts Center in Old Forge, NY; Quilting By The Lake in Morrisville, NY; the Avenue Art Gallery in Endicott, NY; Leidenfrost Vineyards in Hector, NY; the Tompkins County Visitors Center in Ithaca, NY; and the Tompkins County Public Library in Ithaca, NY.

Recently, Elsie’s quilts were featured in a co-exhibit with Alice Gant at Cornell University’s Laboratory of Ornithology.  See www.birds.cornell.edu/celebration/Spotlight/artistic-expressions/elsie-dentes for a closer look at several quilts from this exhibit and a related workshop Elsie led.

2011
·Six Contemporary Quilt Artists,  Earlville Opera House Multi-Arts Center, Earlville, NY, July
· Birds In Stitches, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, September - October
·Traditions & Beyond,  Tompkins County Quilters Guild, Ithaca, NY, October

2010
·The Quilt Divas at Leidenfrost, Leidenfrost Vineyards,  Hector, NY,  August

2009
· Quilt Divas Artist Reception, Six Mile Creek Vineyard,  Ithaca, NY,  September
· Botanica II,  Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, May - June
· Art In Birds/Birds In Art, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Spring

2008
·
Oh Joy! Oh Raptor!, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY January - March
·
Fantasy in Fibers and Textiles, Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts, Trumansburg, NY October 18 - December 1

2007
· This Land is My Land---Quilted Landscapes, Tompkins County Visitors Center,  Ithaca, NY,  August - December
· Traditions & Beyond,  Tompkins County Quilters Guild, Ithaca, NY, October
· Group Trunk Show,  Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, December

2006
· Quilts of Central New York,  Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott, NY
January 7-29
· Quilts Across Cortland  Special Exhibit by the Quilt Divas,  Cortland, NY June 2-4
· Contemporary Quilt Artists,  Earlville Opera House Multi-Arts Center, Earlville, NY  July 8 - August 5

2005
· This Land is My Land---Quilted Landscapes,  Tompkins County Public Library,  Ithaca, NY  October 15, 2004 – January 5
· Northeast Quilts Unlimited,  Old Forge, NY  October - November
· Quilting by the Lake,  Special Exhibit by the Quilt Divas,  Morrisville, NY July 24 -August 5
· Traditions & Beyond,  Tompkins County Quilters Guild,  Ithaca, NY,
October 1-2

2004
· Quilters Corner Anniversary Show,  Featured Quilter  August 25
· Northeast Quilts Unlimited,  Old Forge, NY  October - November

2003
· Quilts=Art=Quilts,  Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center,  November 2, 2002 - January 5
· Small Wonders: an Exhibit of Small Quilts,  Leidenfrost Vineyards,     
          Hector, NY  May 1-30
· Northeast Quilts Unlimited,  Old Forge, NY  October - November
       · Traditions & Beyond,  Tompkins County Quilters Guild,  Ithaca, NY   October 18-19

2002
· Quilt Making – Artists Making Quilts, Tompkins County Public Library,  Ithaca, NY   April 18 – July 12
· Quilts=Art=Quilts,  Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center,  November 3, 2001 - January 6
· Northeast Quilts Unlimited,  Old Forge, NY  October 12 - November 10

2001
· Quilts=Art=Quilts,  Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center,  November 4, 2000 - January 7
·
Traditions & Beyond,  Tompkins  County Quilters Guild,  Ithaca, NY   July
· Northeast Quilts Unlimited,  Old Forge, NY  October - November

 

Related Quilt Design Work

In addition to art quilts, Elsie has designed the floral appliqué quilts for the Tompkins County Quilters Guild’s biennial shows for most of the past twenty years.

She also coordinated an appliqué quilt to present to the picture book artist, Eric Carle, upon his visit to Ithaca for the annual Book Festival of the Family Reading Partnership.  Mr. Carle was so taken with the quilt that it now hangs permanently in his Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Similarly, two years later when the artist, Lois Ehlert, visited Ithaca, Elsie designed and coordinated a quilt to present to Ms. Ehlert in honor of her other favorite children’s book artist.

Elsie is a regular teacher at Quilters Corner in Ithaca, New York where she creates her own simpler patterns for classes in curved-piecing and floral appliqué.

 

 
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