Where they really like quilters

   "Ghost Pockets," (  mixed fabrics, including denim, cotton, polyester and synthetic wool) ,   by    Mary Lee Bendolph,    in her show    " Piece Together: The Quilts of Mary Lee Bendolph"    through May 27, at  the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, Mass. The museum says that  Bendolph  has made more than 150 quilts in her lifetime, "adapting traditional African-American designs to create beautiful and functional works of art that have been featured in Hallmark cards and American postage stamps.''    There's long been a deep interest in folk crafts in Mount Holyoke's region of western Massachusetts.             

"Ghost Pockets," (mixed fabrics, including denim, cotton, polyester and synthetic wool)by Mary Lee Bendolph, in her show  "Piece Together: The Quilts of Mary Lee Bendolph"  through May 27, at  the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, Mass. The museum says that Bendolph has made more than 150 quilts in her lifetime, "adapting traditional African-American designs to create beautiful and functional works of art that have been featured in Hallmark cards and American postage stamps.''

There's long been a deep interest in folk crafts in Mount Holyoke's region of western Massachusetts.

 

 

 

 

  Wintry scene in South Hadley.

Wintry scene in South Hadley.

South Hadley, in  the long stretch of the Connecticut River Valley nicknamed "the Pioneer Valley'' by marketing people, hosts Mount Holyoke CollegeSouth Hadley High SchoolPioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School and the Berkshire Hills Music Academy. Mount Holyoke College is a member of the famous Five College Consortium in the Pioneer Valley, along with Smith, Amherst and Hampshire colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.