National Quilting Day
Join us for National Quilting Day 2013 on March 16.
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the International Quilt Study Center & Museum will host a day of fun for the whole family. Activities include lectures, demonstrations and hands-on opportunities to learn more about quilting traditions.
- 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. - "Not Your Grandmother's String Piecing" by Shelly Burge, quilt designer and author
- 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - "Indigo Dyeing" by Jay Rich, fiber artist
- 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. - "The Making of 'Posing with Patchwork'" by Marin Hanson, curator of exhibitions
- 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. - "Contemporary Quilted Textiles" by Molly Anderson, textile artist
Lectures will be held on the first floor in the Seminar Room.
- "Document Your Quilts," "You Use THAT for Quilting?" and "Discover Nebraska" on the second floor
- Demonstrations by Handi Quilter and Bernina Sewing Studio of Lincoln
- "Let's Learn How to Piece a Quilt" and "Hand Work" demonstrations on the third floor
Demonstrations will be held on all three floors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Guests are also invited to view the museum's exhibitions. The shows on display in the main gallery will be:
- Indigo Gives America the Blues
- Posing with Patchwork: Quilts in Photographs, 1855-1955
- Perfecting the Past: Colonial Revival Quilts
Visitors will also be able to see quilts in the education galleries, including Post 9/11 Memorial Quilts by Don Beld now on display in the Beavers Terrace Gallery.
Sponsored by the Lincoln Quilters Guild, Nebraska State Quilt Guild, Bernina Sewing Studio of Lincoln and Handi Quilter, this event is free and open to the public.