Quilt Week | April 2018

QuiltWeek | April 2018

Welcome Quilters!

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Quilt Week Exhibits


"Masoho" by Yoshiko Katagiri

Japanese Quilt Artists Who Have Influenced the World

This exclusive exhibit features quilts from 13 respected and admired Japanese quilters including Shizuko Kuroha, Keiko Goke, Reiko Washizawa, Suzuko Koseki, Yoshiko Katagiri, and others. Quilts were introduced from the U.S. to Japan around 1980, creating a boom which spread all over Japan, and now their work influences quilters around the world. This exhibition features some of the best Japanese quilts that express Japanese aesthetic senses through design, coloring, and workmanship. A must see!


"Downpour" by Regina V. Benson

Personal Horizons

SPECIAL EXHIBIT: Textile artist Regina V. Benson draws together seven dimensional art quilts that introduce the viewer to her signature surface design techniques and a variety of sculptural wall presentations chosen to dramatize the subjects. Among the surface design techniques employed in this collection of art quilts are snow discharge and dyeing, rusting, heat pressing and burning.


"Innocence" by Hollis Chatelain

SPECIAL EXHIBIT: Hollis Chatelain

"Innocence" and "Parched" by Hollis Chatelain will be on display for April 15-22 only.

Formal Dinner

"Formal Dinner" by Alicia Sterna

New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Bow Tie

Finalists and winners from the museum’s New Quilts from an Old Favorite annual competition. This year artists created modern adaptations of the quilt block Bow Tie.

Silk Road Sampler

"Silk Road Sampler" by Melissa Sobotka

Museum Collections

Selections from the museum's collections of over 600 full-size and miniature quilts will be exhibited in the center gallery.





Only Two Blocks from the Show!

215 Jefferson Street (at Third Street)

Free Shuttle Service Available

QuiltWeek Events @ The Museum

George & Virginia Siciliano demonstrations
Tuesday - Saturday, 9AM - 4PM

The Sicilianos (a husband and wife who both have quilts in The Collection of The National Quilt Museum) demonstrate their unique quilting techniques.

Paper Pieces demonstrations
Wednesday - Saturday, 9AM - 5PM

English paper piecing remains a popular quilt making technique because of its accuracy, ease of use, and portability. Inspire your creativity by seeing how easy it is to piece using pre-cut hexagons and other shapes in the museum lobby.

Meet the Artists: Pat Holly and Sue Nickels
Wednesday, 3PM - 4PM

Pat Holly and Sue Nickels discuss the 20th Anniversary of their Beatles Quilt.

Meet the Artist: Regina V. Benson
Friday, 2PM - 3PM

The artist behind the solo show “Personal Horizons” in the museum’s Corner Gallery discusses her work.

Ann Hazelwood Book Signing
Friday 10AM - Noon

Author Ann Hazelwood will meet fans and sign her new book, Church Ladies’ Quilts.

NQOF Bow Tie Book Signing
Friday Noon-1PM (note time change)

Artists from the New Quilts from an Old Favorite competition will sign the exhibit’s booklet in the gallery.

Hollis Chatelain Gallery Talk
Saturday 10AM - Noon

Join us as Hollis Chatelian visits The National Quilt Museum to discuss her quilts, "Innocence" and "Parched," which are currently on special display! Hollis will be explaining the techniques and inspiration behind her masterpiece quilts and answering questions for visitors to the museum!

Don't Miss Out!

Silent Auction @ the Convention Center

The silent auction supports the Museum with donated quilts and supplies. Bidding and buy-it-now pricing on different lots each day.

Wednesday, April 1810AM - 4PM (bidding ends at 2:30)Silent Auction
Friday, April 2010AM - 4PM (bidding ends at 2:30)Silent Auction CANCELLED: Sold Out!

Live Auction

Live Auction @ the Convention Center (Eisenhower Room)

A live auction Thursday night supports the museum with donated quilts and supplies. Online bidding is available approximately two weeks prior to the event

Thursday, April 1910AM - 4PMLive Auction Preview
Thursday, April 196-8PMLive Auction

Museum Hours
Sunday, April 151PM - 5PM
Monday, April 1610AM - 5PM
Tuesday, April 178AM - 6PM
Wednesday, April 188AM - Midnight OVERNIGHT
Thursday, April 19OVERNIGHT Midnight - 6PM
Friday, April 208AM - 6PM
Saturday, April 218AM - 6PM

Gift Shop

Open during museum hours with exclusive items. The shop includes more quilting supplies including Aurifil thread and pre-cut Moda fabrics. Friends of the Museum members save 20% on their purchase.

The National Quilt Museum is a (501)c3 non-profit funded through the generosity of quilters like you!