Gerrie Kennedy

209 Huntington Road, Worthington MA, 413-238-5816

Gerrie Kennedy is a fiber artist living in Worthington since 1980.  She received a degree in education from Boston University. Her preferred medium is now textiles with an emphasis on quilting.  Being from a long line of quilters the love of textiles gradually took hold and materials gradually included cotton, linen and silk.  She creates quilted geometric, abstract wall hangings that act as vehicles for bold color. Hand dyed fabrics help give depth and texture to her work. Gerrie’s work with hand dyed Japanese style shibori fabrics and scarves have expanded into indigo vat dyeing. Her quilts have been exhibited locally and nationally.

 

Previously, Gerrie was resident basketmaker at Hancock Shaker Village, teaching, lecturing, and exhibiting throughout the US. Her nationally award winning baskets are in private collections and museums.  Publications include “Shaker Basketry and Poplarware,” as well as a contributing author in several publications.

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