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What makes a quilt a quilt? Is it the interwoven shapes and patterns? The piecing together of countless separate materials to make one cohesive whole? In her work, Laura Petrovich-Cheney explores these questions and more by creating wall-mounted quilts out of salvaged wood. Inspired by the destruction and loss caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Laura collects pieces of wrecked homes in order to piece them – and people’s memories – together in a new way. Take a closer look at Laura’s innovative approach to quilting and watch her demo right here or on our YouTube channel on August 12th! This event is free; don’t forget to RSVP below!
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Laura Petrovich-Cheney is a Boston based contemporary sculptor, woodworker and artist working with salvaged wood collected after environmental disasters. A former fashion designer and art educator, she is directly inspired by quilts, weavings and other textile inspired abstract patterns. With her salvaged wood, she explores themes related to feminist identity and stories of loss and transformation. She was a 2018 Society of Arts and Crafts Artist in Residence and was awarded a 2021 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Craft.