Exhibit of quilts, wall hangings and garments. Recollections, 10400 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. 530-6770.
Lesly-Claire Greenberg couldn't be happier. She's traveling, teaching and lecturing at something she loves the most: quilting. A Virginia artist who has recently produced a series of clothing patterns for both the beginner and the experienced quilter, she will open a series of exhibitions at Recollections, in Bethesda, featuring the work of four local quilting teachers and their students -- an opportunity for persons who are interested in quilting to examine the craft and perhaps select an instructor. The exhibit will include quilts, wall-hangings and garments. Greenberg's work and that of her students can be seen through Aug. 22. From her patterns -- they include the jacket shown, plus a skirt and quilted vest -- you can create garments that are elegant and simple. Fair warning: the creation requires a lot of patience. Recollections will feature the work of Mary Penders from Aug. 24 to Sept. 19, Claire Starr from Sept. 21 to Oct. 10 and Diane Stauffer from Oct. 12 to Oct. 31. Recollections also carries books, supplies and an extensive collection of fabric, and its staff members are familiar with the individual requirements of the quilting teachers they feature.