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August, 2014

Civil War Quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois

May. 06, 2014 - Oct. 17, 2014

  • Location: Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery

Call for Entries, Fiber Arts Fiesta

Jun. 19, 2014 - Mar. 02, 2015
From now until March 2, 2015 we are taking entries for the Fiber Arts Fiesta, Albuquerque, NM. Please visit the website for the entry form.

Quilts & Flowers Exhibit

Jul. 10, 2014 - Sep. 28, 2014
Wednesday September 24 through Sunday September 28 9 am until 5 pm Ridgefield Crossings 640 Danbury Rd., Ridgefield CT 06877 Open free to the public Showcasing over 30 quilts from author and designer Johanna Wilson, founder of Plum Creek Patchwork, and resident of Ridgefield Crossings Designers and florists will exhibit complimentary floral arrangements. Information call 203-431-2255

  • Sponsor: Ridgefield Crossings Senior Living
  • Location: Ridgefield Crossings
  • Admission: free
  • Contact: 203-431-2255
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Calm and Collected

Jul. 11, 2014 - Sep. 27, 2014

  • Sponsor: The Charm Club and Sullivanmunce Cultural Center
  • Location: the SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 205-225 West Hawthorne Street, Zionsville, In
  • Admission: Free
  • Contact:, 317/873-4900.
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Civil War Quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois

Jul. 24, 2014 - Oct. 17, 2014
Sunburst Quilt c. 1855, made by Jane Gaunt (Richards) Russell (1802-1889) of Rogersville, Tennessee. Hand-pieced and quilted cotton. Collection of the Illinois State Museum. Gift of Virginia Fulkerson In 1860, Joseph and Jane Russell headed a slave-holding Tennessee family, with a foothold in Illinois. Since the 1830s, Joseph had been purchasing large tracts of land around Jerseyville in Jersey County, Illinois. When their oldest daughter, Sarah, settled in Jersey County with her new husband in 1843, Joseph and Jane came along to help them set up house. The 1850 and 1860 U.S. Census, however, shows the Russells back in eastern Tennessee with the number of their enslaved workers growing by the decade. This crib quilt is inscribed: "J.G. Russell/Given to Sadie B. Fulkerson," Jane Russell's granddaughter. Sadie's father was William Houston Fulkerson, a Confederate office for Company A, 63rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment. Following the war, the Russell and Fulkerson families, along with a number of their freed slaves, settled on the Russell property outside Jerseyville. Although the quilt is inscribed to Sadie who was born in 1866, the fabrics predate the war. The quilt may have been used by older grandchildren, or Jane may have pieced fabric she saved before the war made processed cotton so scarce. This quilt is currently on display as part of the exhibition Civil War Quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois. Through October 17. At the ISM Lockport Gallery, 201 W. 10th Street, Lockport, IL 60441.

  • Location: ISM Lockport Gallery, 201 W. 10th Street, Lockport, IL 60441

The Goodtime Quilters Guild 21st Annual Quilt Show

Aug. 28, 2014 - Aug. 30, 2014
The quilt show will be open Thursday and Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 9am to 4pm. We will have over 150 quilted items on display. This year, our featured Master Quilter is Beth Starkey-Hill. There will be hourly door prizes, raffle quilt, food, demonstrations, a Little Quilt and More Silent Auction, a merchant's mall and a guild sales room. Scissor and knife sharpening will be available. parking is free and the facility is handicapped accessible. Our challenge theme this year is "I'm a Basket Case." There must be a basket somewhere in the quilt top along with some 3-D embellishments. A scrappy quilt is our added feature category. at least 50 different fabrics MUST be used in the construction of the quilt top. For more information and maps or driving directions, please visit our website: You may also contact Jo Ann (740) 986-3761, Cathie (740) 477-1545 or Barb (740) 332-6344

  • Sponsor: The Goodtime Quilters Guild
  • Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 E. Mound St, Circleville, OH
  • Admission: $5 per day or $8 for a 3 day wrist band
  • Contact: Jo Ann (740) 986-3761, Cathie (740) 477-1545, Barb (740) 332-6344
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