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Paducah, KY 42002-3290

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Events at The National Quilt Museum

Event Listing for August, September, & October 2011

by Susan K. Edwards, Director of Marketing

Event Listing for August, September, and October 2011

The National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson Street
Paducah, KY 42001
270-442-8856

August Events

Through August 15, 2011

Torah Quilt Display - “Sacred Patterns: Quilted Meditations on the 54 Torah Portions” (The First Five Books of the Hebrew Bible) Quilts By Deborah Hagen
This exceptional display explores the depth and wonder of the Torah through the art of quilting. Each of the five quilts tells important stories from the book it represents. Deborah 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. Free www.quiltmuseum.org/Torah.html

 

 

 

Through September 5

The Nature of Design: Quilts by Cynthia Morgan and Velda Newman Exhibit
How do quiltmakers respond to nature? How do they portray nature in their quilts? Two of the top quiltmakers today explore nature through their art.
 

 

 

 

 

 


Through October 4

Fusing as a technique has been refined by Frieda Anderson, Melody Johnson, Anne Lullie, Emily Parson, Judy Coates Perez, Jane Sassaman and Laura Wasilowski. This exhibit showcases their vibrant quilts. Joined by the 3-D work of guest artist Susan Else.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Junior Quilters & Textile Artists Club
The museum hosts our Junior Quilters & Textile Artists Club (JQTA), which meets on the first Tuesday of the month. These young aspiring quilters and textile artists interested in joining this club or wanting more information should contact Becky Glasby, Director of Educational to check availability of space and schedule. http://www.quiltmuseum.org/youth-club.html

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Meet world renowned California fiber artist, Velda Newman. Velda will hold a meet and greet in the gallery. She will talk about her quilts and the stories they tell. Don’t miss your chance meet Velda and be inspired by her work.

 

 

 

 

Saturday, August 13, 2011
2nd Saturday Free Hands-on Activity
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy a free, fun hands-on activity in our lobby for youth and adults every 2nd Saturday. No reservation needed. Free

 

 


Mondays August: 15, 22, 29 and September 12, 2011
Adult Beginner Quilting 5-Week Class
5 – 8 p.m.

Here is your chance to learn to quilt. You will create a Table Runner. Pick your own fabric or use the beautiful Dogwood Trail Fabric created by MODA in celebration of our 20th Anniversary! $50 plus supplies.



Thursday, August 18th
Quilt Appraisal Day
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Nationally known appraiser, Gerald Roy of Warner, NH, offers professional assessments of quilts both new and old. This is a great opportunity for people to learn more about a family treasure for estate planning or to verify the value for insurance purposes. Each quilt appraisal costs $50 and takes about 30 minutes. Appointment required. $50 plus supplies.


Thursday, August 25
Educator’s Reception
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Educators’ Reception. You’re invited to our annual open house for all Educators: Teachers, Scout leaders, Home School, 4-H, etc. Discover ways The National Quilt Museum can help you enhance your curriculum. Did you know we offer free tours for scheduled school groups? Discover all the teaching tools and hands-on activities available at the Museum. It’s also the kick-off for our annual School Block Challenge contest. You will be able to pick-up your fabric packets during the open house. Attendees will get a free tour of the galleries, introduction of the School Block fabric, refreshments, door prizes, giveaways and more!



Saturday, August 27, 2011
Kidz Day in the Arts & Community Day
10:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Join us for our annual Kidz Day in the Arts on Saturday, August 27th, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fun, free activities for adults and children. Plus, it is our “Community Day,” the one day of the year we offer free admission into the museum’s galleries to everyone. Don’t miss your chance to see the most exciting quilt exhibits for free. Free

 

 

 

September Events

Through September 5
The Nature of Design: Quilts by Cynthia Morgan and Velda Newman Exhibit
How do quiltmakers respond to nature? How do they portray nature in their quilts? Two of the top quiltmakers today explore nature through their art.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Junior Quilters & Textile Artists Club. The museum hosts our Junior Quilters & Textile Artists Club (JQTA), which meets on the first Tuesday of the month. These young aspiring quilters and textile artists interested in joining this club or wanting more information should contact Becky Glasby, Director of Educational to check availability of space and schedule.

September 8 – December 6, 2011
A Sense of Balance Exhibit– curated by Gerald Roy. Exhibit opens September 8th. Explore how quiltmakers of the past balanced form, color, and line in their quilts, whether consciously or unconsciously. You decide.


 
Saturday, September 10 & Sunday September 11, 2011 - 10 – 4 p.m. both days.

Super City - Quilt City Connection: A Celebration of the Arts between Two Cities. See more than 150 world-class quilts plus demonstrations, hands-on activities, a “Baste-In” and lectures by experts at The National Quilt Museum. The Massac Quilters Guild Quilt show combines with lectures and vendor demonstrations for an event at the Harrah’s Riverfront Event Center in Metropolis. Many of the activities are either free, or low cost. Paducah’s Stitch ‘N Quilt Guild is holding Quiltfest, their annual guild show, Saturday, September 10 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Broadway Church of Christ, Paducah. Quiltfest features a quilt show, vendors and demonstrations. It’s also Paducah’s Lowertown Art District’s, 2nd Saturday, when many of the art galleries stay open from noon until 8 p.m. For a complete schedule, go to quiltmuseum.org/SCQC.

October Events

Ongoing – December 6, 2011
A Sense of Balance Exhibit– curated by Gerald Roy
Exhibit opens September 8th. Explore how quiltmakers of the past balanced form, color, and line in their quilts, whether consciously or unconsciously. You decide.


On Exhibit October 7, 2011 – January 13, 2012
Quilting Reinvented: Longarm Quilters of the 21st Century
The use of the longarm quilting machine has revolutionized the art of quiltmaking. See the work of top practitioners Marilyn Badger, Rene Haddadin, Richard Larson, Sharon Schamber and Linda Taylor.

 

 

 


Tuesday, October 4, 2011
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Junior Quilters & Textile Artists Club
The museum hosts our Junior Quilters & Textile Artists Club (JQTA), which meets on the first Tuesday of the month. These young aspiring quilters and textile artists interested in joining this club or wanting more information should contact Becky Glasby, Director of Educational to check availability of space and schedule.


Saturday, October 8, 2011
2nd Saturday Free Hands-on Activity
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy a free, fun hands-on activity in our lobby for youth and adults every 2nd Saturday. No reservation needed. Free


Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 5:15 p.m.
Blacklight Ghost Tour

Won’t you join us for our 3rd annual Halloween Black Light Tour? See the Museum quilts in a “different” light as we lock the doors, turn off the lights, and turn on the “Black Lights.” Who knows what you’ll see in the quilts. Costumes are encouraged. Treats provided. Reservations Recommended. $5.00