Reception for quilt exhibit Saturday at Arts Council |

Reception for quilt exhibit Saturday at Arts Council

Staff Reports

An artist reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday for Gardnerville resident Nancy Ryan’s quilt display.

Ryan’s quilts are on display at the Carson Valley Arts Council through Aug. 7.

All through her teens and into adulthood, she has sewn most of her own clothes and has had the opportunity to sew several specialty garments for family members and clients.

“As a young girl, my mother encouraged me to sew and hone my craft,” Ryan said.

She explored many types of crafts, but always came back to quilting and sewing of wearable art clothing.

Encouraged by a friend to try quilting, she was hooked instantly and has been designing and creating art quilts/clothing for the past 25 years.

Her textile art quilts have been showcased in many textile shows and fine art shows, winning awards for many of her entries. Several of her textiles are held in private collections.

Over the years, she has had numerous opportunities to take classes with some of the world’s most renown textile artists to learn new techniques in designing and creating textile art.

Ryan is a member of the Studio Art Quilt Association (SAQA) and the Carson Valley Artist Association (CVAA).

Her exhibit is on display at the Carson Valley Arts Council located at 1572 Highway 395 in Minden.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Enter from the north (1st Street) side of the building via the Heartstrings Gallery.

The Carson Valley Arts Council is currently in a capital campaign, phase one of which will retire the debt on the historic Copeland Lumber Company warehouse. Thirty-seven percent of the funds needed have already been committed. Like any healthy financial campaign, numerous small donations are needed. For information and to contribute, call 782-8207 or go online to

The Carson Valley Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; donations may be tax deductible as allowed by law. Federal Tax ID #84-1653859.