QuiltWeek | April 2017
Quilt Week Exhibits
"Migration Patterns" by Susan Mogan
Finalists and winners from the Museum's New Quilts from an Old Favorite annual competition are showcased along with antique examples featuring the theme of Flying Geese piecework.
"Forest Walk " by Pat Durbin
Pat Durbin creates quilts that resemble paintings using fabric and thread. She often uses her husband's landscape photography to inspire her scenes. Her quilt "Forest Walk" won 3rd place in the Paducah AQS show 2010, also a 3rd place in International Quilt Festival in Houston 2010. It is now in the Museum's collection.
"Fantasy Garden" by Jane Sassaman
Jane Sassaman is an artist, educator, author, and fabric designer. Her innovative quilts have been shown in many national and international exhibits, including Quilt National 1989 through 2005 and Contemporary American Quilts, the first major exhibit of American contemporary studio quilts in England. Her quilt "Willow" was named as One of the One Hundred Best American Quilts of the Century. Jane's love for historic decorative arts can be seen in all facets of her work, but it is especially evident in the exuberant fabric she is currently designing for FreeSpirit. Her latest book, Patchwork Sassaman Style, beautifully illustrates her fabric "in action."
Selections from the Museum's collections of over 500 full-size and miniature quilts will be exhibited in the center gallery.
QuiltWeek Events @ The Museum
Ann Hazelwood and NQOF Book Signing
Friday, 10AM - Noon
Quilting author Ann Hazelwood will meet fans and sign books in the gallery Friday 10AM – Noon. Artists from the New Quilts from an Old Favorite competition will also sign the exhibit’s book Friday 10AM – Noon.
George Siciliano demonstrations
Tuesday - Saturday, 9AM - 5PM
Siciliano demonstrates his method for creating miniature quilts in the Museum lobby.
OLFA Rotary Blade demonstrations
Thursday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM
Visit the OLFA tent outside of The National Quilt Museum during the AQS QuiltWeek. Come try out the new OLFA Endurance Rotary Blade, which cuts two times longer than the standard OLFA blade. While onsite, visitors can enter for a chance to win a Quilt Cruse for two.
OLFA Quilts for Kids project
Thursday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM
Participate in a special project to benefit Quilts for Kids - a non-profit organization whose mission is transforming fabrics into patchwork quilts that comfort children in need. After the event, completed fabric squares will be collected and made into beautiful quilts by the Quilts for Kids volunteers and passed along to children’s hospitals and shelters across the country, helping to bring a little comfort back to those children that need it most.
We're Open OVERNIGHT Wednesday!
For the first time, the Museum will be open for more than 24 hours straight Wednesday morning through Thursday evening.
|Sunday, April 23||10AM - 5PM|
|Monday, April 24||10AM - 5PM|
|Tuesday, April 25||8AM - 6PM|
|Wednesday, April 26||8AM - Midnight|
|Thursday, April 27||Midnight - 6PM|
|Friday, April 28||8AM - 6PM|
|Saturday, April 29||8AM - 6PM|
|Sunday, April 30||10AM - 5PM|
Open during museum hours with exclusive items and unique art gifts.