Doreen Speckmann Remembered
On display through April 5, 2020This colorful exhibit features works by noted teacher Doreen Speckmann, the quilts on display for the first time since her untimely death in 1999. Known for her wit & wisdom, as well as her teaching and publishing, Doreen led quilting cruises and used the world she explored as inspiration for her original designs.
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Doreen and I had an immediate close friendship. Bovines held a special place in our hearts, we were colleagues, confidants, passionate about quilts and the drive to share that love through workshops, lectures, and world wide travel, all while having FUN! We were fellow Cheeseheads who could speak 'Wisconsinite' to each other so much so, no one could understand what we were saying. Ya hey!
Doreen impacted my life like no other person ever has and I'll always be grateful for her faith in me. One day she asked if I'd create a one-of-a-kind garment for her. Surely one of the most satisfying projects I've ever made. She in turn created this small wall quilt "Mary's Card Trick", for me. I got the better of the trade!
It's gratifying to know new quilters will have the opportunity to enjoy her work and satisfying for those of us who knew Doreen, to know her art is still being cherished. A warm thank you to all who have made this exhibit possible.