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2016-12-01

Artist exhibit and workshops

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The featured artists in the exhibit from Dec. 10 to Jan. 7 at the Lakehills Area Library, 7200 FM 1283, will be Fiber artist Mary Ann Hildebrand and woodworker George Barbour.
A quilter since the mid eighties, Hildebrand began her journey in art quilting in 2004 by taking several week long workshops with nationally known art quilters.
Mary Ann is an artist who loves to depict objects or landscapes as realistically as possible using fabrics as her paints and enjoys the challenges which force her to work on some subject she would not normally choose. Being able to find inspiration everywhere combined with expert craftsmanship has resulted in numerous awards and honors as well as the opportunity to have her work exhibited by the Route 66 Exhibit which toured quilt guilds and shows around the US for three and one-half years and the Brigham City Nevada Museum of Art’s International Quilt Exhibit.
The International Quilt Association in Houston has chosen her work for exhibit at their annual Quilt Show five times, garnering a first place, two third place and an Honorable Mention award. These quilts went on to tour International Quilt Association shows around the US and were also on exhibit at the Texas Quilt Museum in LaGrange.
Being actively involved in two local Quilt Guilds, Vereins in Fredericksburg and Hill Country in Kerrville she has participated in several quilt shows receiving Best of Show, Viewers’ Choice and Best Quilting on a Domestic Machine awards multiple times.
George Barbour has enjoyed creating beautiful works of art out of wood for friends and family for many years. One of his specialities is working with a variety of woods. George has a knack for combining and sculpting the wood to depict wildlife and beautiful crosses as well as intricate carvings to hang on the wall.
The exhibit can be viewed during regular library hours, 10 am to 7 pm, Monday and Thursday; 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and 10 am to 2 pm Saturday.