What people are saying about Salley Mavor’s exhibitions:

“Salley Mavor’s artwork was the big highlight of the museum’s summer exhibit, The Art of Cute. Visitors went home raving about her work.”
Leanne Hayden, Collections Manager BRICK STORE MUSEUM, Kennebunk, ME

“We spent an enchanted 1-1/2 hours with our faces just inches from the glass, ooh-ing and ah-ing over all the wonderful little details (my face hurt afterward from smiling so much).”   Lisa Ahbel, Deerfield, MA


Salley Mavor: Bedtime Stitches
Beginning in Sept. 2020

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. 22, 2020 at the Cahoon Museum, Cotuit, MA.
Feb. 28 – April 25, 2021, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, IL
Sept. 14 – Dec. 31, 2021, New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA
Jan. 22 – May 8, 2022, Upcountry History Museum, Greenville, SC
June – September 2022, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, ME
Fall 2022, Historical and Cultural Center of Clay County, Moorhead, MN
Feb. 1 – Apr. 30, 2023, Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, La Conner, WA
Additional locations will be added when they are confirmed.

This is a unique opportunity for the public to see Ms. Mavor’s actual hand-stitched artwork, which is photographed for reproduction in the book. My Bed was released in Sept. 2020 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co.

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 will give a background peek at the artist’s process. The exhibition is sure to appeal 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 2 1/2 years of the Salley Mavor: Bedtime Stitches exhibition is booked and openings are available beginning in June 2023. Inquiries from interested museums are welcome – please contact Salley for information about hosting the exhibit.

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