about this exhibition

a matter of time at International Quilt Market & Festivala matter of time is a travelling textile art exhibition curated by Brenda Gael Smith comprised of 32 works exploring the fourth dimension (time) in cloth.

The exhibition tour is now over but you can view the exhibition online in the a matter of time gallery.  A 36-page catalogue is available for purchase too.

THANK YOU to eQuilter for financial and logistical support for the Houston 2017 exhibition.


The notion of time is intriguing and sometimes paradoxical. It is at once rigid and fluid, fleeting and interminable, tangible but elusive, and abundant yet scarce. Like spatial position, temporality is an intrinsic property of existence. How the ‘fourth dimension’ of time is observed, manifested and experienced is at the heart of this exhibition.

Brenda Gael Smith, curator