What visitors said about What a Relief: The Art of Salley Mavor, which was
at the Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk, Maine in the summer of 2022:

“Hands down, one of the most beautiful, inspiring and creative museum exhibit I have ever seen! I will remember this forever.” – Lucinda Shattuck, Dover, NH

There is so much to feast your eyes on! I love that women, diversity, and politics all take center stage, too.” – Marty Lapointe-Malchik, Concord, MA

Touring Exhibition

What people are saying about “Salley Mavor: Bedtime Stitches”:

“It feels like your art is the antidote to, I don’t know, maybe most of the rest of the world.” – Martha Mary

“After our visit, my husband said it was the best day of 2020.” – Kathy

“The genius of Salley Mavor’s meticulously realized imaginative worlds is just what we need right now.” – Lee Roscoe, Artscope Magazine

A touring exhibition of original bas-relief embroidered illustrations by Salley Mavor for her new picture book, MY BED: Enchanting Ways to Fall Asleep around the World. 

Sept. 11 – Dec. 19, 2020, Cahoon Museum, Cotuit, MA.
Feb. 28 – May 30, 2021, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, IL
Sept. 14 – Dec. 31, 2021, New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA
Jan 25 – April 10, 2022, International Quilt Museum, Lincoln, NE
June 7 – Sept. 11, 2022,  Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, ME, Bedtime Stitches and What a Relief: The Art of Salley Mavor
Oct. 15 – Dec. 31, 2022, Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead, MN
Feb. 1 – Apr. 30, 2023, Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, La Conner, WA
June – mid-Sept. 2023 Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum, Carrollton, GA
Sept. 30, 2023 – Jan. 7, 2024 Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT Bedtime Stitches and Social Fabric will be displayed together.
Jan. 20 – May 5 2024, Upcountry History Museum, Greenville, SC
July – Dec. 2024, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY. Bedtime Stitches and Social Fabric will be displayed together.
Additional locations will be added when they are confirmed.

This is a unique opportunity for the public to see the detail and 3-dimensional quality of Ms. Mavor’s actual hand-stitched artwork, which was photographed and printed in the book.

The collection of artwork takes the viewer on an international journey, showing where children sleep in varying cultures and living environments around the world. Along with the framed embroidered pieces, interpretive boards give a background peek at the artist’s process. The exhibition appeals to families, school groups, quilt and needlework enthusiasts, as well as the general public.

This show is modeled after Salley Mavor’s successful 5 year touring exhibition of original illustrations from her award-winning book POCKETFUL OF POSIES, which was hosted by 20 venues around the United States from 2010 to 2015.

The first 4 years of the Salley Mavor: Bedtime Stitches exhibition is booked and openings are available beginning in January 2025. Inquiries from interested museums are welcome – please contact Salley (salley at weefolkstudio.com) for information about hosting the exhibit.

SALLEY MAVOR: Once Upon a Stitch

The Storyteller 1998

SALLEY MAVOR: Once Upon a Stitch
Feb. 18 – June 4, 2023
Upcountry History Museum, Greenville, SC

This exhibition will include a variety of Salley Mavor’s artwork from the past 25 years that interpret the theme of storytelling. On display will be original bas-relief embroideries used to illustrate her children’s picture books, as well as stand alone pieces.

Harvest Time 2022
Frosty Morning 2021
There was an old woman 2010

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