Quilts by Peggy Leonardo

QUILTS by Peggy Leonardo

august 6 – August 24



Thursday August 16, 5.30pm-7.00pm



The quilts express Peggy’s love of fabrics found at estate sales, antique stores and thoughtful friends who want to share fabric treasures with her. She enjoys the challenge of making do with what she has on hand when she conceives a project. 20th-century art and memories from her childhood inspire her color choices. When she quilts a piece, she chooses the irregularities of hand quilting. Her goal is to combine objects of the past with the aesthetic of the present.


About Peggy Leonardo

Peggy came to Des Moines to attend Drake University and never left. At Drake, she earned a BFA in art education and a MFA in printmaking. She taught at the Des Moines Art Center from 1976 to 1988, then joined the Education staff, retiring in 2012 as Studio Programs Director.

Her love of fabrics is a life-long passion, beginning as a child with making clothes for her doll. In retirement, she has time to devote to her art practice on a regular basis.