The County Line Quilters had a brainstorming session to generate ideas for a new project that would be interesting and challenging to their members and that would engage the general public. Taking advantage of the fact that County Line Quilters and the Framingham Artists' Guild share a dedication to the visual arts, and inspired by other shows that coupled artwork with different artistic mediums, the idea of Stitches and Strokes: Quilts and the Paintings that Inspired Them was born.
The Framingham Artists' Guild thought it was a wonderful idea. An exhibit was set up for the Quilters to study and choose which paintings were intriguing and would be the basis for their fiber designs. This resulting exposition is a culmination of the efforts of the Framingham Artists' Guild and the County Line Quilters, displaying the painted works and fiber artworks side-by-side.