Upcoming Exhibits

Our 2018 Schedule

Tallgirl Series: A Body of Work
October 20, 2017 – January 16, 2018
In this exhibit, Carol Larson tells the story of what it was like to have her growth intentionally stunted when she was an adolescent because it was thought at the time that tall girls could have fewer opportunities in life.

Quilts of the Lakota
October 20, 2017 – January 16, 2018
Members of the Lakota Sioux have transposed their heritage of painted buffalo robes to star quilts that maintain their cultural and tribal identity.

December 15, 2017 – March 13, 2018
An exhibit of "Modern Quilts with a Vintage Twist" curated by Mary Kerr. Contemporary quilters incorporate repurposed antique textiles, abandoned blocks, and vintage fragments into new quilts. The innovative quilts serve as a bridge between the vintage past and the modern present.

School Block Challenge
January 19 – April 3, 2018
The annual K-12 student contest for youth across the country to create an original quilt block incorporating three specific fabrics.

Stitching the Future
January 19 – April 3, 2018
Quilts made by participants in the museum's youth education programs such as Quilt Camp and Junior Quilters club.

New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Bow Tie
March 16 – June 12, 2018
Finalists and winners from the annual competition are showcased along with traditional examples featuring the theme of the Bow Tie piecework.

Personal Horizons
March 23 – May 22, 2018
Special Exhibit: Textile artist Regina V. Benson draws together dimensional art quilts that introduce her signature surface design techniques chosen to dramatize the subjects.

Japanese Quilt Artists Who Have Influenced the World
April 6 – July 10, 2018
This exhibition features quilts expressing Japanese aesthetic senses such as workmanship, design, coloring, and ethnic characteristics.

Fly Me to the Moon
June 15 – September 4, 2018
An art quilt journey of quilts by artists from eight countries honoring the Apollo Astronauts, Apollo Missions and all things lunar.

The Van Gogh Cherrywood Challenge
July 13 – August 8, 2018
The participants in this challenge were inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s work and life to create their own small masterpieces with Cherrywood Fabrics.

Color Outside the Lines
August 10 – October 9, 2018
Selections from the museum’s collection highlighting
the artistry and workmanship of today’s quilter.

Kaffe Fassett for FreeSpirit "I Am An Artisan" Challenge
September 1 – September 30, 2018
The Challenge was put forth to quilters asking them to interpret Artisan as a celebration of excellence. The resulting entries were juried by a panel of experts including Kaffe.

Kansas City Star Quilts
September 7 – December 4, 2018
Edie McGinnis’ collection of quilts made from Kansas City Star quilt patterns that ran in the newspaper from 1928–1961.

13th Quilt Japan
October 12, 2018 – January 15, 2019
This exhibit features a selection of the finest quilts from this international contest held by the Japan Handicraft Instructor’s Association.

December 7, 2018 – April 9, 2019
A celebration of strong women highlighting the ground breaking accomplishments of 105 women such as Rosa Parks and Coco Chanel by artists from seven countries.



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