Nelda Stuck will present a program on the quilts she has designed and made at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 at the Redlands Art Association Gallery, 215 E. State St.
Stuck, co-founder of the Redlands Historical Museum Association, has specialized for the past 40 years in quilts depicting the Redlands. In her presentation, she will highlight her artistic choices when designing quilts.
Stuck’s quilts are all hand sewn and most are hand quilted.
Her two favorite quilts are one of a library with shelves full of books titled Redlands and her “Those Who Made a Difference in Redlands” quilt of 218 signatures collected in 1995, each person writing how they wanted us to feel. remember him in 100 years, according to a press release. Since 1995, more than 90 of these people have died.
Stuck said a quilt she made entirely from scraps was probably the most artistic of her quilts. “It turned out to be challenging and fun, and based on Monte’s layout design,” she said in the press release.
Stuck earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1959 and his master’s degree in radio and television in 1969 from Michigan State University in East Lansing. She was Community and Arts Editor of Redlands Daily Facts for 22 years, before retiring in 2002.
She and her husband, who have been members of the Redlands Art Association for over 40 years, recently published a photo book about the Redlands, ‘Redlands Movers and Shakers, Centennial to Millennium, 1980 to 2002’, with proceeds going to the Museum of Redlands.
The Redlands Art Association program is free and open to the public.