Monday, January 27, 2014

Speaking of Quilts exhibit in Topeka

Our "Kaw Valley Album Quilt" created in 
2006 to celebrate our 30th anniversary will be on display

The Kansas History Museum in Topeka is featuring Speaking of Quilts: Voices from the Collection and Community. The show of 25 traditional, historic, commemorative and contemporary art quilts from the museum’s collection and Kansas communities will be up until August 31, 2014.

Curators have organized the quilts into six group:

■ Best of the Block, which features competition quilts. Two quilts listed in The Twentieth Century’s Best American Quilts will be on display.

■ Outside the Block, which showcases nontraditional quilts.

Mary Madden, Director museum and education division, 
Kansas Historical Society, 
shows a late-19th-century Ocean Wave quilt.

■ Inside the Block, a display of quilts in traditional patterns such as Log Cabin, Double Wedding Ring and Ocean Waves.

■ Block Party, featuring quilts on loan from the community. Included a quilt made in 1988 to commemorate the centennial of Topeka's Potwin neighborhood and our 30th anniversary quilt.

The photos are by Jan Biles for the Topeka Capitol Journal. Read her story here:

And see lots of quilt photos at the museum's website:

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