QuiltWeek | April 2018
Quilt Week Exhibits
"Masoho" by Yoshiko Katagiri
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" by Regina V. Benson
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
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" by Melissa Sobotka
Selections from the Museum's collections of over 600 full-size and miniature quilts will be exhibited in the center gallery.
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 18||10AM - 4PM||Silent Auction|
|Friday, April 20||10AM - 4PM||Silent 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 19||9AM - 4PM||Live Auction Preview|
|Thursday, April 19||6-8PM||Live Auction|