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Work Of Bridgeport Quilt-Maker Stars In Wilton Historical Society Exhibit

Denyse Schmidt in front of one of her creations. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Visitors check out Denyse Schmidt's exhibit at the Wilton Historical Society. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Visitors check out Denyse Schmidt's exhibit at the Wilton Historical Society. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
One of Denyse Schmidt's quilts. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
One of Denyse Schmidt's quilts on display at the Wilton Historical Society. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

WILTON, Conn. -- An exhibit featuring nearly a dozen masterpieces by acclaimed quilt designer Denyse Schmidt, who weaves her creative magic out of a historic factory in Bridgeport, is gracing the gallery at the Wilton Historical Society.

"Denyse Schmidt: In the Making - Historical Inspirations/New Quilts" held an opening event at the historical society recently. Schmidt's creations are modern interpretations of classic quilt designs – contemporary, functional textile art with deep historic roots.

“A quilt is art, a quilt is history, and a quilt is a tactile, shared experience on many levels. Like folk music and tales passed down orally, quilts are graphic representations of stories and ideas that have emerged over the years in endless variations. Handed down from generation to generation, evolving slightly each time, the quilting patterns are themselves a living, breathing entity,” says Schmidt as she describes the deep appeal of quilts.

“I’ve always loved juxtaposing old and new, and by creating quilts, I could combine – and share – my lifelong love of textiles and design.”

Schmidt has been designing and making quilts since 1996, when she established Denyse Schmidt Quilts. The company produces three quilt collections, available from retailers nationwide. Learn more about Denyse Schmidt at www.dsquilts.com .

The show will run through Saturday, Oct. 3.

For more information, contact The Wilton Historical Society at 203-762-7257 or visit its website . The Wilton Historical Society is located at 224 Danbury Road.

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