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Lori Gravley

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Creator of: Circles I: Make Hay
Circles II: Croquet?
Circles III: Cupcake

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Lori learned to sew in her grandmother's seamstress shop, producing some of the most inventive clothes Barbie has ever worn, but she set aside needles for pens for a long time, eventually earning a MA in English Literature and a MFA in Poetry. When the toodlerhood of her second son left her with little time to think, a weaving loom in chaos, and a broken spinning wheel, she picked up the quilt she started when she was pregnant and began to write her "letters to the world" in fabric and thread. Two years later she saw her first "art quilt" and realized that what she had been doing at home wasn't just therapy, it was a medium that women and men around the world were using to express their visions of the universe. Soon after, she joined the Virginia/MD/DC group Q and A Art Quilters as a founding member and began to exhibit her work in the DC area and beyond.

2009 "Member's Show," Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton, OH "Miniatures Show," Would You Could You In a Frame Gallery, Yellow Springs, OH "The Book of Kells Quilts" Washington Centerville Library, Woodbourne Branch, Centerville, OH "Uncommon Threads: Fabrications," Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Troy, OH

2008 Solo Show "Feathers, Flowers, and Figures", Sunrise Café, Yellow Springs, OH

2007 Quailhill Artist's Show and Sale, Sandy Spring, MD
Faculty Show, Sandy Spring Friends School, Sandy Spring, MD

2006
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Hampton, Virginia (special exhibit with Q&A Quilt Art)
Community Show, Sandy Spring Friends School, Sandy Spring, MD

2005
Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, MD (group show with Q&A Quilt Art), juried
Quailhill Artist's Show and Sale, Sandy Spring, MD

2004
Glenview Mansion, Rockville, MD (group show with Q&A Quilt Art)
Quailhill Artist's Show and Sale, Sandy Spring, MD
Black Rock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD (group show with Q&A Quilt Art)
Faculty Show, Sandy Spring Friends School, Sandy Spring, MD

2003 "Transitions" (group show with Q&A Quilt Art) Del Ray Artisans Gallery, Alexandria, VA
"Journal Quilts", Appalachian Cultural Museum, Boone, NC
and International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX
Quailhill Artist's Show and Sale, Sandy Spring, MD

2002
"Seasons" Middleburg Library, Middleburg, VA 2001-2004
Member of Potomac Craftsman Fiber Artists' Cooperative at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA

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