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 Gouke, 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!

Amber Harvest

"Amber Harvest" 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.


"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 (the only husband and wife to both have a quilt 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 Artist: Regina V. Benson
Friday, 2PM - 3PM

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

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 - 4PMSilent Auction
Friday, April 2010AM - 4PMSilent Auction

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 199AM - 4PMLive Auction Preview
Thursday, April 196-8PMLive Auction

Museum Hours
Sunday, April 1510AM - 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
Sunday, April 2210AM - 5PM

Gift Shop

Open during museum hours with exclusive items, including the updated 2018 Collection Book. The renovated 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!