The National Quilt Museum Announces 2 New Exhibits Open
The Old and the New at The National Quilt Museum
Two Exhibits: One Showcases Antique Quilts and the other21st Century Quilts
PADUCAH, KY, OCTOBER 7, 2011 – The National Quilt Museum is pleased to announce the opening of two new exhibits,. Quilting Reinvented: Longarm Quilters of the 21st Century and antique quilts in A Sense of Balance. The longarm quilts will be on exhibit October 7, 2011 through January 13, 2012 and features the work of top practitioners Marilyn Badger, Rene Haddadin, Richard Larson, Linda McCuean, Sharon Schamber and Linda Taylor. These contemporary fiber artists use the longarm quilting machine, which has revolutionized the art of quiltmaking.
A Sense of Balance explores how quiltmakers of the past balanced form, color, and line in their quilts, whether consciously or unconsciously. This exhibit is curated by Gerald Roy and features quilts from the Pilgrim/Roy Collection. It is on exhibit through December 6th.
"I love having these two exhibits in the Museum at the same time," said Judy Schwender, Curator/Registrar for the Museum. "In one gallery, visitors can see antique quilts from the mid-19th century and in the other gallery see quilts using cutting edge methods of the 21st century! It is intriguing to see the two exhibits side-by-side."
About The National Quilt Museum
Designated as The National Quilt Museum of the United States, NQM is a non-profit institution located at 215 Jefferson Street in downtown Paducah, KY. The Museum is open year-round Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST. The Museum is also open on Sundays 1-5 p.m. April – October. The National Quilt Museum is ADA compliant. For more information go to www.NationalQuiltMuseum.org or call 270-442-8856.