Kathy Caraccio Quilt Series

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Date: Apr 24 - Sep 29
Venue: International Quilt Museum
Location: 1523 N 33rd St.
Ticket Price: $8 Adults, $6 Seniors (age 65+), $4 Child (age 5-18), Free for Child (under 5) and UNL faculty, staff and students
Time: 10am-4pm Tues.-Sat., 1-4pm Sun. (May-October), Closed Mondays
Phone: (402) 472-6549

As a young girl, Kathy Caraccio practiced sewing, dressmaking, knitting and crochet. Her artistic focus shifted to printmaking and works on paper in the ‘60s, and her first collage was a design for a bed quilt constructed from recycled experiments in color etching. As a master printer, Kathy started to recycle un-signable proofs (with the artist’s permission), and turn them into collages. Inspired by Matisse’s hand-painted paper images, Kurt Schwitters’ recycled refuse collages, and Picasso’s use of found objects and non archival papers, the Quilt Series was born in 1972.