Recent Posts by Sarah Okerson

New Exhibit: African Jazz Series

This exhibition inspired by Jazz and working in the narrative tradition tell stories of the African American experience across historical, cultural, philosophical, and mythical realms. Mr. Cummings dedicates this exhibition to his dear friend, Cuesta Benberry, historian and archivist of African American quilts. “Whenever I gained consciousness as a child, that is when I knew…
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OURStory Exhibit Featured on Antiques and The Arts Weekly!

The Exhibit OURstory: Human Rights Stories in Fabric (currently on display at the National Quilt Museum) has been featured on Antiques and The Arts Weekly! The article highlights the history of activism in the fiber art form, as well as the many different social issues that are showcased in the exhibit. The curator of the…
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New Exhibit: New Quilts from an Old Favorite – Wheel of Fortune

Our brand new exhibit is the newest edition of New Quilts from an Old Favorite. This year our contestants redesigned the "Wheel of Fortune". The contest requires that each artist interpret the traditional block into something new.  The Wheel of Fortune is a simple nine patch that is eye-catching, but an often forgotten patch. The…
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Introducing Star Cluster: The First National Quilt Museum Quilt Along!

Starting July 6th, We will be hosting our first quilt along! Star Cluster, which was designed by our Education Director Becky Glasby, is a fresh take on the Medallion style quilt. This finishes at approximately 45" x 45" and has a coordinated-scrappy feel. Center Block instructions will be released on July 6th 12pm CST. Further…
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