University Relations and Communications

Northcutt Steele Gallery presents nationally known quilt artists

January 10, 2010



Grace Frankforter, Gallery Director, 657-2324
Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269


Reception set for Friday, Jan. 15 at 5 p.m.


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — The Northcutt Steele Gallery, located on the first floor of the Liberal Arts Building at Montana State University Billings, will be presenting the work of nationally known quilt artists John Flynn and Laura Heine in an exhibition running from Jan. 15 to Feb. 12. The exhibit begins with a public reception on Friday, Jan. 15 from 5-7 p.m.


Quilt Art

The Northcutt Steele Gallery is has no admission charge and is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. when school is in session.


Flynn designs quilts and leads workshops all over the United States, demonstrating the Flynn Multi-Frame at quilt shows. He has appeared on HGTV’s “Simply Quilts,” with Alex Anderson, on Fons and Porter’s “Love of Quilting,” and on the American Quilter’s Society’s series, “American Quilter.” He also writes a column in “Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine” and has authored books of quilt patterns and designed the “Artifacts” fabric collection from Benartex.


Heine is an award-winning quilt artist who wins top prizes for her intricate free-motion thread work that fuses her colors, fabrics and designs into amazing quilts. She is one of the top quilters in the world, a national educator, fabric designer, author, thread company consultant, pattern designer and owns the Fiberworks quilt shop in Billings.


Those who visit the Northcutt Steele Gallery exhibit are also encouraged to stop by the MSU Billings Library on the second floor to view the quilt works of MSU Billings faculty and staff on display at the library’s annual quilt show. That show will be up through February.

For more information on the Northcutt Steele exhibit, contact Grace Frankforter, gallery director, at 657-2324.


PHOTO ABOVE: A piece of quilt art that will be on display at the MSU Billings Northcutt Steele Gallery for the next month.