Quilts on display at Sinsinawa Mound

"Tillie in the Secret Garden"
“Tillie in the Secret Garden”

Sinsinawa Art Gallery presents “From Our Hands, to Your Hearts,” the 25th annual quilt exhibit on display now through Nov. 29. The show features quilts having a connection to either a Sinsinawa Dominican Sister or a Mound staff person. Each year’s exhibit features quilts not previously displayed.

Betsy Maloney of Burr Ridge, Ill., entered her quilt, “Tillie in the Secret Garden,” in the show. She took a class on machine quilting, fancy stitching and embellishing and had “tremendous fun” making her quilt, trying lots of new techniques. The quilt features the family dog, Tillie. Maloney said, “This quilt is a great way to honor Tillie. Quilting is a part of my essence. I get to use my hands and create meaningful pictures of meaningful things in our family’s life.”

The art gallery is open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily. For more information, contact Michelle Till at (608) 748-4411 or visit www.sinsinawa.org. Sinsinawa Mound, the motherhouse for the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, is located in southwest Wisconsin on County Road Z, off Highway 11, about five miles northeast of Dubuque, Iowa.