National Quilt Museum

The National Quilt Museum in Paducah KY is a wonderful place. I enjoy visiting it every year when I go to the show.

They make sure that each year they have many of the different show winners on display. They seem to show different ones each year.

They also have several special exhibits in the museum at the time of the show. This year the exhibits were-

  • acCent! Art Quilts of the UK
  • New Quilts from an Old Favorite 2012: Baskets
  • Antique Basket Quilts
  • Oh WOW! Miniature Quilts

If you get a chance to visit it is always a special treat.

I really loved the basket exhibit, people are so creative in their interpretation of a theme.
And the Art Quilts of the UK was spectacular!!

This year I attended a reception at the NQM to celebrate the PAAQT – Professional Association of Appraisers – Quilted Textiles, 20th anniversary. While there they reminded us how important it is to support the arts and in particular this wonderful venue.

By the way every time I have a quilt in a show I have it appraised. It is a good idea and so easy to do at the shows.

I am going to become a “friend” of the museum.

I will be teaching a three day fusing collage workshop there July 19-21, 2012.

Fused Art Collage and Machine Quilting – In this three day class, students will learn fusing basics and beyond to become competent and happy fusers. Strip fusing, collage building, weaving, layering and the use of decorative blades are just a few of the techniques students will explore in this fun & liberating class. Cost: $374/$345 Friends.

For all of you who keep asking me where I will be teaching, this is a great opportunity to visit this charming neighbor hood and take a fun fusing class.
I hope to see you there.

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