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TORAH QUILT DISPLAY AND LECTURE FREE AT THE NATIONAL QUILT MUSEUM
June 3, 2011 through Mid August 2011
by Susan K. Edwards, Director of Marketing, 270-442-8856 x214
PADUCAH, Ky., May 24, 2011 – The National Quilt Museum is hosting a Torah Quilt Display entitled, “Sacred Patterns: Quilted Meditations on the 54 Torah Portions,” The First Five Books of the Hebrew Bible. The quilts were made by Deborah Hagen from Austin, Texas, and will be on display June 3, 2011 through Mid August 2011.
Hagen will hold a one hour lecture at the Museum explaining her work at 2 p.m. both Saturday June 4 and Sunday June 5. The exhibit and lecture series are free in the Museum Gallery Hall thanks to its sponsors: Temple Israel and Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church. The quilts are on loan from the Agudas Achim Congregation in Austin, TX.
“This exceptional display at The National Quilt Museum, explores the depth and wonder of the Torah (the first five books of the Hebrew Bible) through the art of quilting,” said Gregory Waldrop, Pastor at the Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church in Paducah, Kentucky. “Each of the five quilts tells important stories from the book it represents.” Due to the inspirational nature of these quilts, this free display makes a perfect outing for any faith-based group. Discounts are available for groups of ten or more wishing to see the main gallery quilt exhibit.
Designated as The National Quilt Museum of the United States, this non-profit institution is located in downtown Paducah, KY. The museum is open year-round Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST and also open on Sunday 1-5 p.m. from April – October. The facility is ADA compliant. For more information go to www.NationalQuiltMuseum.org or call 270-442-8856.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports The National Quilt Museum with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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