fiber-PegWeschkeEgret-in-Courtship-Display CMYKThree gals and a guy form Art Quilters of the Lowcountry: Ron Hodge, Shaaron Thomas, Peg Weschke and Jody Wigton. Their exhibit The Art of Art Quilting showcases the use of fabric, thread and quilting to create the illusion of 3D art. The remarkable images presented range from realistic to abstract. 

Ron creates his art with various fabrics including linen, velvet, organza and many others but fiber-RonHodge-Patiencethere is always one constant – his beautiful beading. Shaaron is an incredible artist who paints on silk and then quilts and embellishes with beads and thread painting. Peg creates realistic scenes of the beauty of the Lowcountry with fabric collages and thread-painting. Jody uses color and improvisational piecing to create beautiful abstract art. Each award-winning artist has a unique approach to their art that, when brought together, creates a must-see fiber exhibit. 

Come and meet the artists and discuss how they create those amazing effects at the reception on Thursday, April 6th from 5 – 7pm. Additionally, the Quilters will be available for a Gallery Walk and Demonstrations on Wednesday, April 19th from 12 noon – 2pm and on Saturday, April 22nd from 10am – 12 noon. The show runs April 4 – April 29 at the Art League of Hilton Head Gallery in the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. 843.681.5060,

Above: Quilts by Pam Weschke and Ron Hodge