Verna Moseley

My grandmother taught me how to cross-stitch when I was 8 years old. I loved it.  Then, when I was around 13, my mother allowed me to wear a halter top.  Rather than buy one, I decided to make one.  Ever since, I have been enamored with fabric: the patterns, colors, textures, and the freedom to combine them in so many different ways. 

     Years later, I decided to make a quilt for my 12-year-old daughter’s bed.  I spent a lot of time, which was scarce back then, perusing fabrics until I found the right ones: pinks, reds, greens, and cherries; they were beautiful! But I could never find the time to finish it. 

   Fifty some years later from when my grandmother first taught me to sew, I found some time: I also found that I was still obsessed with fabrics!  So I made my first quilt.

Since then, I have made many dozens of quilts, pillow covers, table runners, and wall hangings. I mostly work with batiks for their range of colors and patterns. And I piece as well as appliqué.  I’m inspired by the beautiful land that surrounds me, along with the many animals that I share it with; many of whom are models for my work. Finding this work has brought such joy and harmony to my journey; I truly love what I do.

Hours:
Mon 10–5
Tues 10–5
Wed 10–5
Thurs 10–5
Fri 10–6
Sat 10–6
Sun 12–5
Address:
118 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 972–9500
C’ville Arts offers a tremendous range of crafts and art, including decorative & functional objects for your home & garden, wearable art such as jewelry and scarves, organic balms, photography, paintings, sculpture, and more. As a cooperative, we work together to operate the store, helping keep our art affordable. Visitors are able to meet and chat with the artists who are on duty each day. C’ville Arts has become a popular place to find unique gifts for all occasions and locally made mementos for visitors to our area.
The Gallery is honored to be a part of the Virginia Artisans Trail Network, specifically the Monticello Artisans Trail.  “Choose from the many creative excursions and activities available as you plan your trip to Virginia!  The Artisan Trail Network will help you navigate a unique adventure.  We invite you to explore the byways and back roads, visiting craft artisan studios, agri-artisan gardens & farms, wineries & breweries, galleries & craft related venues, local businesses & eclectic shops and historical & cultural points of interest.”  The Gallery was recently featured in a video produced for the Virginia Artisans Trail Network.