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MARY L. HACKETT
Studio Fiber Artist


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Using my nostalgic response to quilts as a stepping-off point, I build on the traditional characteristics of texture, color, and pattern by rejecting nothing that it occurs to me to add. I treasure the tactile allure of fiber and its strong connection to the past, while pushing the quilt form to another level of utility.....that of a personal, passionate voice.

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Selected Exhibits, Recognition & Awards

  • November 19, 2010 - February 15, 2011, two pieces in Contemporary Broderie Perse: An Elegant Revival, National Quilt Museum, Paducah, KY
  • September 11, 2010 - Featured speaker, Super City/Quilt City Connection, National Quilt Museum, Paducah, KY
  • July 15-October 17, 2010, two pieces in Contemporary Broderie Perse: An Elegant Revival, New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA
  • June 17-19, 2010, "Lone Oak" in Tree Quilts Special Exhibit, National Quilting Assn. 41st Annual Quilt Show, Columbus, OH
  • April 21-24, 2010, "I Love Southern Illinois" tetraptych in American Quilters Society auction to benefit the National Quilt Museum, Paducah, KY
  • April 21, 2010, "I Love Southern Illinois" tetraptych won Best of Show in AQS Landscape Quilt Show, Paducah, KY
  • April 20, 2010 forward, two pieces in Spring Parade of Quilts, Southern Illinois Artisans Gallery, Whittington, IL
  • March 8, 2010, moderator of Shawnee Quilters' presentation on crazy quilts, Intergenerational Learning Conference, John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL
  • February 20, 2010, "After the Rain" exhibited in ConcArt: Nature's Glory, Carson Center for the Performing Arts, Paducah, KY
  • April 22-23, 2009, three pieces in Shawnee Quilters Guild Quilt Show, Harrah's Riverfront Event Center, Metropolis, IL
  • November 10-December 19, 2008, "Once and Future HOME" in 14th Annual Artists of Northwest Arkansas Fall Regional Art Exhibition, Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, AR
  • May 16-July 27, 2008, "Woman with Hands Spread" in Figurative Works mixed media exhibit, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO
  • April 25, 2008, AQS Author Book Fair,Four Rivers Center, Paducah, KY
  • March 10, 2008, featured speaker at Day of Intergenerational Learning,John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL
  • February 24, 2008, debut of "Lent #2" banner at Trinity Lutheran Church, Herrin, IL
  • February 4-March 10, 2008, five pieces in "Quilting in the 21st Century" window display, John A. Logan Conference Center, Carterville, IL
  • February 1-April 30, 2008, "Valentine for Bill" in Heart of the Matter invitational exhibit, Southern Illinois Art Gallery, Whittington, IL
  • February 1-April 30, 2008, three pieces in Parade of Quilts invitational exhibit, Southern Illinois Artisans Shop, Whittington, IL
  • November 2-24, 2007, five pieces in Fiber Art Exhibition, Garden Gallery, Cape Girardeau, MO; "Garden Bridge in Spring" - Best Technique Award, "Shards #2: Potpourri Luminare" - Best Large Wall Hanging
  • October 13, 2007, Representative for Museum of the American Quilters Society at Colorfest Quilt Show 2007, Dongola, IL
  • All year, "Fear of the Dark", part of Permanent Collection, on display at Museum of the American Quilters Society, Paducah, KY
  • March 10-April 28, 2007, three quilts in Parade of Quilts invitational exhibit, Illinois Artisans Center, Whittington, CA. “Teardrops in the Dark” received 2nd Place, People’s Choice Award.
  • February 21, 2007, debut of "Lent #1" banner at Trinity Lutheran Church, Herrin, IL
  • September 29-30, 2006, 26 quilts in two-person exhibit Bridged Borders, Engelbert Kerk, Engelbert, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • July - November, 2006, "Fear of the Dark" in Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of the American Quilters Society, Paducah, KY
  • October 13-16, 2005, "Garden Bridge in Spring" in Pacific International Quilt Festival juried exhibit, Santa Clara, CA
  • September 23-25, 2005, "Wrap Sody in Red" in Shawnee Quilters' Show, Hickory Lodge, Carbondale, IL

[Coca-Cola, AQS Quilt Exposition]

  • August 24-27, 2005, "Wrap Sody in Red" part of Ultimate Guild Challenge, AQS 2005 Quilt Exposition, Nashville, TN
  • June 25-September 3, 2005, "After the Rain" takes Best in Fiber award in Southern Illinois Artists Open Competition juried art show, Mitchell Museum at Cedarhurst, Mt. Vernon, IL

[Mitchell Museum, Best in Show]

"After the Rain", SIAOC 2005 BEST IN FIBER
  • June 16-18, 2005, "Monster Teeth & Saw Blades" and "Grandmother's Flower Garden" in 36th Annual National Quilting Assn. Show, Columbus, OH
  • April 8-10, 2005, three pieces in Traditional Treasures II special exhibit, International Quilt Festival, Rosemont, IL
  • March 18 - April 10, 2005, "UPS #1" in Artists' Reunion exhibit, Bailey Law Offices, Murphysboro, IL
  • March 8-9, 2005, subject of American Assn. of University Women Celebrate Women scholarship essay by student Jennifer Huntly of DeSoto School; reading and reception, University Museum, Carbondale, IL
  • March 7-April 30, 2005, featured artist in Sew into Spring exhibit, Illinois Artisans Program Members Gallery, Whittington, IL

[AQS Show]

"I Still Dream in Color", AQS Show 2004
  • October 2-3, 2004, two pieces in River Heritage Quilt Show; "Pick-Up Stix" takes second place, Theme; Cape Girardeau, MO
  • August 24-October 31, 2004, "Proof Thro' the Night" in San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles invitational exhibit, Special Interests: The Art of Politics, San Jose, CA
  • August 18-21, 2004, "Monster Teeth & Saw Blades" juried into AQS Quilt Exposition, Nashville, TN
  • July 5 - ?, 2004, "Fear of the Dark" in Exploring the Medium exhibition, Museum of the American Quilter's Society, Paducah, KY
  • June 24-26, 2004, two pieces in National Quilting Assn. Show, Peoria, IL
  • April 21-26, 2004,"Shards #3: I Still Dream in Color" in AQS Show and Contest juried exhibit, Paducah, KY
  • March 26, 2004, "Careers in Art" panel member, District High School Art Exhibition, John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL

[John A. Logan College]

John A. Logan College Conference Center
  • March 13-July 3, 2004, "After the Rain" in Power for Change, Museum of the American Quilter's Society, Paducah, KY
  • March 3-5, 2004, three landscape pieces exhibited in Indiana Heritage Quilt Show, Bloomington, IN
  • December 6, 2003, Special Guest, screening of "Quilt City USA: For the Love of Fabric", WSIU-TV, Carbondale, IL
  • November 6 - December 31, 2003, "Thinking of You" in Shawnee Quilters exhibit at Edward Jones Investments, Carbondale, IL
  • October 9-12, 2003, "After the Rain" in Pacific International Quilt Festival juried exhibit, Santa Clara, CA
  • September 26-27, 2003, Exhibition and demonstration, Arts in Action, Paducah, KY
  • August 27-30, 2003, "Relative Comfort" in juried exhibit, AQS 2003 Quilt Exposition, Nashville, TN
  • August 18-November 2, 2003, "Lone Oak" and "Stormy Weather" juried into Wildlife & Nature Art, John A. Logan College Museum & Galleries, Carterville, IL
  • June 28, 2003, Creating Realistic Trees in Fabric workshop for IL Artisans Shop, Whittington, IL
  • June 23-July 27, 2003, Guest Speaker, Southern Illinois Historical Structures in Art, John A. Logan College Museum & Galleries, Carterville, IL
  • April 26, 2003, Featured Artist demonstrating fabric tree techniques at IL Artisans Shop, Whittington, IL
  • April 22-27, 2003, "After the Rain" in juried exhibit, American Quilter's Society Show, Paducah, KY
  • April 10-13, 2003, "IL State Capitol c. 1934" in Tactile Architecture, International Quilt Festival Chicago, Rosemont, IL
  • April 1-30, 2003, Fabric Landscapes: The Nature of Inspiration, solo exhibit, Taylor Law Offices, Murphysboro, IL
  • March 21-June 28, 2003, "Relative Comfort" featured display at Southern IL Art Gallery, Whittington, IL
  • February 14-March 12, 2003, Life Forces: Contemporary Fiber, invitational group exhibit, Robert A. Peck Gallery, Riverton, WY
  • November 16, 2002-January 12, 2003, "Reflections on Lake Murphysboro" shown in juried exhibit Moving Through Light, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR

Earlier years below

Selected Collections

  • Altgeld Hall, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL
  • White House Permanent Collection, Washington, DC
  • Paducah Women's Care, Paducah, KY
  • Behavioral Health Services, Carbondale, IL
  • Logan Primary Care, Herrin, IL
  • Toyota Collection, Kobe, Japan
  • Numerous private collections

Selected Publications

  • "Claims to Fame: Local People, National Recognition", photos of White House Christmas ornament and interview of artist. In, The Southern Illinoisan Celebrate! section, p. 5, Carbondale, IL, October 13, 2009.
  • "Fear of the Dark" photo and contribution. In, Collection of The National Quilt Museum, Reynolds, Andi, Executive Editor, p.77. American Quilters Society, Paducah, KY, 2009.
  • "After the Rain" photo and contribution. In, 100 Tips from Award Winning Quilters, Hazelwood, Ann, p. 47. American Quilters Society, Paducah, KY, 2008.
  • "blokken ruilen...en de gevolgen!", feature story and color photos. In, Quiltnieuws No. 91, pp. 42-43, Haarlem, THE NETHERLANDS, Maart 2007.
  • "Berühmtheit zeigt die Technik", feature story and color photo. In, Cuxhavener Kreisanzeiger, p. V, Bremerhaven, GERMANY, Freitag, 6 Oktober 2006.
  • "Relative Comfort" pattern and instructions. In, Big Book of Scrap Quilts, Wilens, Patricia, Editor, pp. 30-32, Oxmoor House, Birmingham, AL, 2005.
  • "The Meetin' Place", feature story. In, Quilter's Newsletter Magazine No. 374, pp. 64-65, Primedia, Inc., Golden, CO, July/Aug. 2005.
  • Book review. In, British Patchwork & Quilting, Issue 135, p. 67, April 2005.
  • Ives, Patti,cover story and interview, "Mary L. Hackett's Bridge to Landscape Quilts". In, The Applique' Society Newsletter, pp. 1,4, Vol. 8, No. 3, TAS, Sequim, WA, Jan/Feb. 2005.
  • Book reviews. In, Cox, James A., Editor-in-Chief, The Midwest Book Review, Library Bookwatch, Internet Bookwatch, and Book Review Index (CD-ROM), Oregon, WI, Dec. 2004.
  • "Stormy Weather" pictured in Silicon Valley Community Newspapers Steppin' Out, San Jose, CA, October 27, 2004.
  • "Once and Future HOME" photo. In, Keepsake Quilting catalog with A Bridge to Landscape Quilts offering, p. 86, Keepsake Quilting, Center Harbor, NH, Autumn 2004.
  • A BRIDGE TO LANDSCAPE QUILTS by Mary L. Hackett, American Quilter's Society, Paducah, KY, August 2004.

[A Bridge to Landscape Quilts]

AQS Publishing, 2004.
  • "I Still Dream in Color" photo. In, American Quilters Society 20th Anniversary Catalogue of Show Quilts, p. 30, AQS Publishing, Paducah, KY, 2004.
  • "After the Rain", feature article. In, American Quilter Magazine, pp. 28-30, Vol. XX, No. 2, Summer 2004.
  • "Pulpit Rock" photo and article. In, Marion Daily Republican, March 2, 2004.
  • "Make the Most of Community College Venues" (2 Parts). In, The Professional Quilter, Issues 86 & 87, Winter & Spring 2004.
  • "After the Rain" photo and feature article. In, Nightlife, Issue 2003.14, p. 7, April 10-16, 2003.
  • "After the Rain" photo. In, American Quilter's Society Catalogue of Quilts, p. 91, Paducah, KY, AQS Publishing, 2003.
  • Feature article and "Heat Wave: Sleeping in the Sun" color photo. In, The Courier, Vol. 2, No. 7, pp. 1-2, February 13, 2003.
  • "IL State Capitol c. 1934" featured. In, Antique & Collectible News, Vol. 13, No. 5, p. 1, November 2002.
  • Morgan, Cindy, "Artwork of Carterville woman adorns on (sic) White House Christmas tree". In, The Spokesman, Vol. 44 Iss. 50, Herrin, IL, Dec. 13, 2001.
  • Peach, Brian, "An Ornament for the White House". In, Daily Egyptian, SIU, Carbondale, IL, Dec. 11, 2001.
  • Homan, John D., "The National Ornament: Area Artist Gets Decoration on White House Tree". In, The Southern Illinoisan, Lee Publications, Dec. 1, 2001.
  • "Relative Comfort", photos, bio, pattern. In, Great American Quilts 2002, Oxmoor House, Sept. 2001.
  • "Blue Morning" image featured. In, Art/Quilt Magazine promo bookmarks, August 2001.
  • "Fear of the Dark", photos, bio, feature box. In, MAQS Quilts: The Founders Collection, pp. 80, 81, 105, Paducah, KY, Museum of the American Quilters Society, 2001.
  • "Quilts, Quilts, and More Quilts", cover story, and p. 12 photo of "Practically a Family". In, Antique & Collectible News, Vol. 11, No. 10, April 2001.
  • "Profile: Joan Lintault", pp. 30-33, and "Blue Morning", p. 12. In, Art/Quilt Magazine #11, May 2000.
  • "Quilters Come to Paducah" In, Antique & Collectible News, p. 13, April 1999.
  • "Commissions....How do they do that?" In, Art/Quilt Magazine #9, pp. 20 & 51, May 1998.
  • Collins, Ann, "The Shawnee Quilters of South Illinois" ("Dream Lover" featured on p. 41). In, Lady's Circle Patchwork Quilts #123, April 1998.
  • "Ancient Mariner: The Purple Empire" pp. 32-33 and "Looking for Inspiration" pp.74-76. In, Mariner's Compass Quilts, New Quilts from an Old Favorite, Paducah, KY, AQS, 1997.
  • "Valentine for Bill: Broken Hearts, Shattered Dreams". In, Quilter's Newsletter Magazine No. 291, p.57, April 1997.
  • "Hiding Behind Red", cover art. In, Midwest Harvest of Arts brochures and guide, Carbondale, IL, Carbondale Community Arts, Oct. 1995.
  • "Fear of the Dark (#166)". In, QUILTS, The Permanent Collection - MAQS, Vol. II, p. 27, Paducah, KY, American Quilters Society, 1995.
  • "Chex - An Optical Illusion Quilt". In, Quilting International #41, pp. 7-8, May 1995.
  • "Moon on the Breast of the Newfallen Snow". In, Quilter's Newsletter Magazine No. 268, p. 27, Dec. 1994.
  • Beetler, Dianne L., "Quilter Mary Hackett: Responding to Challenges". In, Quilting International #31, pp. 44-47, Sept. 1993.

Selected 2002
Historical Structures in Art traveling exhibit, Harrisburg, IL; Tactile Architecture, International Quilt Market & Festival, Houston, TX; Arts in Action and First Annual Professional Art Competition, MAQS, Paducah, KY; Featured Artist, Illinois Art Week, Illinois Bureau of Tourism; BEST THEME QUILT, River Heritage Quilt Show, Cape Girardeau, MO;Guest Artist, Southern Illinois Historical Structures in Art, Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL; Artisans Village and Illinois State Fair Professional Art Exhibition, Springfield, IL; AQS Quilt Exposition 2002, Nashville, TN; Shawnee Quilters Patriotic Challenge exhibit, Carbondale, IL; James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, IL; Contemporary Heartland Quilts of Illinois, University Museum, Carbondale, IL; Material Images: Contemporary Midwestern Quilts, S.I. Art Gallery, Whittington, IL; Encore Presentation: From Black to White, Richmond Heights, MO; From Black to White juried exhibit, Art St. Louis Gallery, St. Louis, MO; etc.

Selected 2001
Home & Garden TV Special, "White House Christmas 2001"; Blue Room Christmas Tree, The White House, Washington, DC; WestWorks 2001 juried exhibit, Riverton, WY; Material Images: Contemporary Midwestern Quilts, Lakeview Museum, Peoria, IL; Arts in Action Festival, Paducah, KY; Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, CA; IL Art & Wine Festival, Whittington, IL; THIRD PLACE, Wildlife & Nature Art (juried) Exhibition, John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL; SI Artists Open (juried) Competition, Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL; ARTreasures from the Permanent Collection, JALC, Carterville, IL; Fiber Focus juried exhibit, Art St. Louis, MO; Wide Angle invitational, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, CA; AQS juried show, Paducah, KY; Sampler of Women in the Arts juried invitational exhibit, Dunn-Richmond Center, Carbondale, IL; major commission, Paducah Women's Care, KY; IL Ozark Craft Guild 25th Anniversary Invitational Exhibit, University Museum, Carbondale, IL; etc.

Selected 2000
Crafts Regional juried exhibit, JALC, Carterville, IL; Pacific International Quilt Festival juried show, Santa Clara, CA; demonstrated landscape techniques at Arts in Action, Paducah, KY; Clocks and Socks invitational, Arts in Celebration, Carbondale, IL; Artisans Village, IL State Fair, Springfield, IL; BEST OF SHOW, Illinois Woodlands Fine Arts Exhibit, Ottawa, IL; Herrinfesta Italiana Fine Arts juried exhibit, Marlow-Murray Gallery, Herrin, IL; demonstration of landscape techniques at Barnes & Noble Book Fair, Carbondale, IL, etc.

Selected 1999
Fibers 99 It's Not Just a Breakfast Cereal invitational exhibit, University Museum, SIU, Carbondale, IL; Fiber Focus '99, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; two awards in premiere Shawnee Quilters Show, DuQuoin (IL) Fairgrounds; Prudential Insurance DONOR AWARD in Artists of Southern Illinois Fine Arts Exhibit, Herrinfesta Italiana, Herrin , IL; Flora & Fauna, IOCG Show, University Museum, Carbondale, IL; "Flower Compote" on permanent display, Century 21 House of Realty, Marion, IL; etc.

Selected 1998
Go Figure! invitational exhibit, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, CA; Spilled Milk & Cracked Eggs, Art St. Louis; booth design award, Central West End Art Fair, St. Louis, MO; Art & Soul, Downtown St. Louis partnership event; banners commissioned by Herrin Elementary School, Spring Art & Music Festival, Herrin, IL; "Blue Morning", commission, Special Olympics 30th Anniversary Banquet, Carbondale, IL; Southern Illinois Art Gallery invitational Illinois Crossroads: Quilts 98 and traveling exhibit; It Seams Funny to Me, San Jose, CA, and traveling exhibit; Trains, Planes & Orchids Show, Carbondale, IL; etc.

Selected 1997
New Quilts from an Old Favorite, MAQS, Paducah, KY, and traveling exhibit; The Crippled Heart solo show, Hickory Lodge, Carbondale, IL; Fiber Focus, Art. St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; The Virtual Quilt, Houston, TX; Pacific Int'l Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, CA; Art St. Louis' The Exhibition, St. Louis, MO; etc.

Selected 1996
Quilts: A World of Beauty, Houston, TX; Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL; Pacific Int'l Quilt Festival, Palm Springs, CA; Penn. Nat'l Quilt Extravaganza, Fort Washington, PA; JALC Biennial Visual Arts Exhibition, Carterville, IL; 2 pieces added to collection of Simeon Grater, MD, Carbondale, IL; Illinois Ozark Craft Guild exhibit, Feast, So. IL Art Gallery, Whittington, IL; winner, Shannon-Ross Endowment Fund scholar-ship; Art, Craft & Photography Exhibit, Cedarhurst Art Center, Mt. Vernon, IL; Herrinfesta Italiana Art Exhibit, Ferrari Gallery, Herrin, IL; Quilters Unlimited Showcase, Kansas City, MO; AQS Show, Paducah, KY; Quilter's Heritage Celebration, Lancaster, PA; Heartland Quilts invitational, MAQS, Paducah, KY; etc.

[Practically a Family]
"Practically a Family", Logan Primary Care, Herrin, IL


Selected 1995
Midwest Harvest of Arts, Artist's Award & work used on covers of promotional flyer & program, Carbondale, IL; The Quintessential Quilt, St. Louis, MO; "Practically a Family", 4-panel commission for Logan Primary Care Center, Herrin, IL; Rites of Passage, First Merit Award, Southern Illinois Art Gallery, Whittington, IL; Music to My Eyes, solo show, Hickory Lodge, Carbondale, IL; etc.

Selected 1994
Finalist, VIP Fabrics Memory Lane Challenge, New York, NY; Mid- Atlantic Quilt Festival V, Williamsburg, VA; Quilts of Little Egypt, Carterville, IL; AQS Show, Paducah, KY; Quilt America!, Indianapolis, IN; Once More with Feeling, Carbondale, IL; Pacific Int'l Quilt Festival, Burlingame, CA; Artists of Little Egypt, Carbondale, IL; Dream Lover solo exhibit, Carbondale, IL; etc.

References on request

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