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Marilyn Silver: Quilting Legacy

August 16 - September 7

Opening Reception:
Saturday, August 17, 2019

Light fare provided by John Cross and Graze catering.
Piano player Tom Kauffman


Marilyn J. Silver was a sister, mother, wife, grandmother, quilter extraordinaire and a friend to almost everyone. She began quilting after 2 decades of knitting, crocheting, sewing and reinventing vintage pieces of fabric into decorative items. Her attraction to color and design stems from her worldwide travels.

Quilting captured the essence of Marilyn's artistic dreams and abilities.  Each finished piece was an adventure or a vehicle for fun and richness.  Marilyn’s most recent work was often described as whimsical, surprisingly artful, clever, magical, warm, lively, bold colors and texture.

This exhibit showcases Marilyn’s quilting timeline from 1998-present.  All that knew her saw her whole life as a work of art.  Her first quilts were classic quilting designs which progressed into individual masterpieces possessing her unique artist vision.  Marilyn would scour flea markets, antiques shops and became a junk yard enthusiast on a mission to obtain the most unique items add to her quilts.  She not only created these works of art for herself and family, her dear friends were blessed to own one of her magical creations.  This display is from us to share her world of quilting with you.


T: 231-547-3554


109 Clinton Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720


Monday-Friday  11am - 4pm
Saturdays   11am - 3pm
*Open to vulnerable patrons on
Wed. & Thurs. 10 - 11am.

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