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    Name: Quilt Collectors Show
    Date: February 23, 2019
    Time: 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM CST
    Event Description:
    Quilt Show: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Quilt Talk: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.


    Join us for the Quilt Collectors Show! This is an opportunity for all quilters and collectors of quilts to display their pieces and for novice quilters to pick up some tips and hints from more experienced quilters. The Hoard Historical Museum will also be displaying select quilts from the Museum collection. 

    If interested in displaying their collection, quilters and collectors need to reserve their space(s). Quilts of all sizes, including wall hangings, lap quilts, and baby quilts may be displayed.To reserve a space, please contact the Hoard Historical Museum at 920-563-7769 or info@hoardmuseum.org

    Quilts will be on display in the Jones Family Gallery from 10 a.m.- 1p.m. At 1:30 p.m., the Collectors Show will also feature guest speaker Melissa Wraalstad, executive director of the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg, WI.  Ms. Wraalstad will be presenting, “Treasures from the Vault,” using quilts from the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts’ collection.

    The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts is dedicated to educating the public about the artistic, cultural, historic, and social importance of quilts & fiber arts. The museum is an outgrowth of the Wisconsin Quilt History Project (WQHP), founded in 1988 as a research organization working to preserve the rich history of quilting in Wisconsin. The stories of over 7,000 quilts were captured, forming the basis for a book Wisconsin Quilts: Stories in the Stitches by Wisconsin Poet Laureate Ellen Kort, published 2001. After embarking on a fundraising campaign, WMQFA officially opened its doors August of 2011. The museum has received regional and national recognition, including recognition by USA Today as a top ten place to see a quilt in the United States and a nomination for the Wisconsin Governor’s Tourism Award for Heritage, Culture, and the Arts.
    Location:
    Hoard Historical Museum
    401 Whitewater Avenue
    Fort Atkinson    
    Date/Time Information:
    Quilt Show:10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  
    Quilt Talk: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 
    Contact Information:
    (920) 563-7769
    Fees/Admission:
    Free to attend! Donations accepted. 
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