Maxine Thomas
Maxine Thomas of Jamestown is pictured with her quilt of the Old Dayton Courthouse. Thomas also created a quilt, entitled “14th Amendment” for Cincinnati’s current Underground Railroad exhibit on African-American history.

[As seen in the Dayton Daily News] If you haven’t seen the Dayton Landmarks Exhibit on display at Aullwood Audubon Center, you’ve missed an interesting look at our town and some of its best-known buildings.

“It’s the story of our city in quilts,” says Carroll Schleppi, a member of the Miami Valley Art Quilt Network, the organization that came up with the colorful show.

You’ll see historic icons ranging from the Old Courthouse and The Carillon to the Arcade, the Dayton Art Institute, the University of Dayton chapel and Fifth Third Field.

What’s special about this exhibit is the way these quilts were created and displayed — first photos by member Ronnie Doyal of Dayton were taken of each site, then that the image was “sliced” into pieces and assigned to various quilters.  Read More »

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