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Young quilters have fun at Quilt Camp 2019

At the end of June we held our annual Quilt Camp for youth ages 7-17. This year 61 campers from Kentucky, Illinois & Tennessee participated in the Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced sessions. Campers spent four half-days learning a variety of quilting skills and techniques. Younger quilters focused on machine piecing, ironing, and hand tying a…
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Hollis Chatelain workshop painting with Procion Dye

Two and three day on-site workshops with renowned quilting educators provide adults of varying skill levels the opportunity to learn new skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to paint images with Procion dyes on cotton from instructor Hollis Chatelain. Learning to control the dyes will be emphasized. Among other things, we will cover…
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Elmer Day

May 25th marked the 30th birthday of Elmer the Elephant, a popular children's book character about a patchwork elephant. The McCracken County Public Library hosted an "Elmer Day" event, the only one listed outside of Europe! Education Director Becky Glasby led an Elmer Day craft activity. Participants were able to make their own patchwork elephants…
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Mary Fons sees “Corona II: Solar Eclipse”

During Quilt Week, Mary Fons takes a moment to "fan girl" over finally getting to see "Corona II: Solar Eclipse" by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry in person! Mary visitied the museum with Quiltfolk magazine to learn more about our youth education programs. Her mother, Maryanne Fons, has a quilt in the museum's collection. Mary Fons is…
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