Upcoming Exhibits

Our 2017 Schedule

Kaffe Fassett's Heritage Quilts
November 18, 2016 - January 10, 2017
Kaffe Fassett explores color in contemporary quilts inspired by traditional examples. Sponsored by Hancock’s of Paducah.

Quilt as Desired
October 14, 2016 - February 14, 2017
Mary Kerr curates this exhibit of antique quilt tops finished by modern long arm techniques.

School Block Challenge
January 13 – March 28, 2017
The annual K-12 student contest for youth across the country to create an original quilt block incorporating three specific fabrics.

Neighborhoods Coming Together: Quilts Around Oakland
February 17 – April 11, 2017
In honor of Black History Month, the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland, CA shares a collection of their quilts exploring how their communities are linked.

New Quilts from an Old Favorite & Antique Flying Geese
March 31 – June 20, 2017
Finalists and winners from the annual competition are showcased along with traditional examples featuring the theme of the Flying Geese piecework.

A Walk in the Woods: Quilts by Pat Durbin
April 14 – July 11, 2017
Pat Durbin creates quilts that resemble paintings using fabric and thread. She often uses her husband's landscape photography to inspire her scenes. Her quilt "Forest Walk" won 3rd place in the Paducah AQS show 2010, also a 3rd place in International Quilt Festival in Houston 2010. It is now in the Museum's collection.

Growing Power: Quilts by Jane Sassaman
April 14 – July 11, 2017
Jane Sassaman is an artist, educator, author, and fabric designer. Her innovative quilts have been shown in many national and international exhibits, including Quilt National 1989 through 2005 and Contemporary American Quilts, the first major exhibit of American contemporary studio quilts in England. Her quilt “Willow” was named as One of the One Hundred Best American Quilts of the Century. Jane’s love for historic decorative arts can be seen in all facets of her work, but it is especially evident in the exuberant fabric she is currently designing for FreeSpirit. Her latest book, Patchwork Sassaman Style, beautifully illustrates her fabric “in action.”

H2Oh! from SAQA
June 25 – September 19, 2017
Water is the uniting theme in this show organized by Studio Art Quilt Associates. Artists interpret one of our most vital, powerful, and enjoyed resources.

Joy: Quilts by Libby Lehman
July 14 – October 17, 2017
One of the true quilting masters, the spatial illusions in Libby's quilts have intrigued and delighted audiences around the world. Come see 16 of her amazing quilts in this once-in-a-lifetime must-see exhibit.

“When I think of energy, color, pattern and movement, and ‘makin’ a joyful noise’ I think of Libby Lehman’s work... The magic that she creates with needle and thread is unparalleled, and has inspired legions of today’s quilters.”
--Michael F. James, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Light Show from CQA
September 22 – December 12, 2017
Members of Washington’s Contemporary QuiltArt Association challenged themselves to explore many ways of capturing “light” in this collection of quilts.

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.



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