Free Admission, Kenosha Public Museum National Quilt Day Exhibit, The Southport Quilters Guild Annual Members Show, March 8-30. Special events Mar. 15 & 16, quilting demos, trunk show, free family activities, quilting crafts, scavenger hunt and more.
March 9, 2014 (Newswire.com) - Celebrate National Quilt Day at the Kenosha Public Museum.Sew, you think you can quilt? Find out at the Southport Quilters Guild Annual Members Show, March 8-30, 2014. The theme for this year's exhibit is FUN AND FUNKY. Quilters, will demonstrate their techniques while creating a unique quilt to compete in the Guild's Quilt Challenge, titled, "Quilt That Tune". Quilters are challenged to create a 20" X 20" quilt, incorporating a piece of fabric with a musical print design, representing their selected song. Visitors can vote for their favorite Quilt, place a bid at the 2014 Art Fair auction, on July 20th, 2014, and it just might be theirs. Proceeds benefit Kenosha Public Museum's programming.
Along with the companion programs; 2014 National Quilt Day; People, Pets, and Practically Everything Else; and Funky Fun with Quilts, celebrating National Quilt Day has never been so much fun!
National Quilting Day began in June 1991, as a result of a resolution passed by members of the National Quilting Association, Inc., to begin sponsoring the annual day of observance, on the third Saturday in March. Gradually, through the years, it has unofficially expanded to the entire month of March. Quilt makers have a long standing tradition of producing beautiful and functional heirlooms, and for generations, they have made contributions to their families as well as the communities in which they live.
Special Events Include:
2014 NATIONAL QUILT DAY, March 15, 2014, from 10am to 5pm. FUN AND FUNKY QUILTS, will be located in the Daimler Chrysler Hall. This exhibit by the Southport Quilters Guild members, includes the Southport Quilters Guild "Quilt Challenge". Quilters will be on hand throughout the run of the show. Learn how these works of art are created from fabric and thread!
10:00am-1:30pm: Fun Family Activities, and Quilting demonstrations, by members of the Southport Quilters Guild
2:00pm: Quilt Talk and Trunk Show by Cindy Garcia. (FREE Tickets Available-March 15, beginning at 10am.) Seating is limited and unreserved. People, Pets and Practically Everything Else, represents Ms. Garcia's passion for quilting for over the past 17 years. Despite three chronic, painful diseases Ms. Garcia possesses, her creativity keeps flowing, with the help and encouragement of her husband, family, and faith. On display are some of her many fun and funky quilts, made by her love of sewing, and a true talent, she has embraced since she was a child. People, Pets, and Practically Everything Else, is sponsored by the Southport Quilters Guild, and the Friends of the Kenosha Public Museums.
Sunday, March 16th, 2014, 1:00 to 4:00pm: FUNKY FUN WITH QUILTS, a Sunday Fundays, Free Family Public Program for adults with children. Sponsored by the Friends of the Museums, this free drop-in program, FUNKY FUN WITH QUILTS, lets you make your own, no-sew quilt and a patchwork treasure box. Go on a fun and funky SCAVENGER HUNT through the quilt show.
The Kenosha Public Museums, including The Civil War Museum and The Dinosaur Discovery Museums, offer free parking, museum tours, field trips, free museum days, free family activities, fun and educational workshops for kids and adults, and so much more!
Kenosha Public Museum
5500 First Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53140
For more information call (262) 653-4140
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Civil War Museum
5400 First Ave Kenosha, WI 53140
Call For More Info (262) 653-4141
Dinosaur Discovery Museum
5608 10th Ave Kenosha Wi 53140
Call For More Info (262)653-4450