The Kenosha Public Museum celebrates National Quilt Day with a Free Family Event, The Southport Quilters Guild Annual Members Show, March 8-30th

Top Quote The Southport Quilters Guild Annual Membership Show, at the Kenosha Public Museum, is a FREE family event! The celebration of National Quilt Day, includes quilting demonstrations, a Trunk Show with Cindy Garcia, quilters challenge, and hands on fun creating a no-sew quilt, or patchwork treasure box, even a Scavenger Hunt! Visit us on Facebook for more info. End Quote
  • Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI (1888PressRelease) March 11, 2014 - Sew, you think you can quilt? Investigate the possibilities and help The Kenosha Public Museums, Celebrate National Quilt Day, with 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, "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. Proceeds from the sale of these quilts, at the 2014 Art Fair Auction, will benefit the Kenosha Public Museum's programming. The companion programs accompanying the celebration of National Quilt Day include; People, Pets, and Practically Everything Else; and Funky Fun with Quilts.

    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.

    Throughout history, quilt makers have had a long standing tradition of producing beautiful and functional heirlooms, and for generations, they have made contributions to their families and the communities in which they live.

    Special Events planned for National Quilt Day Include:

    2014 NATIONAL QUILT DAY, March 15, 2014 from 10am to 5pm, FUN AND FUNKY QUILTS, 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. Titled "People, Pets, and Practically Everything Else" this very personal trunk show, represents Ms. Garcia's passion for quilting for the past 17 years. Despite three chronic, painful diseases, Ms. Garcia's creativity keeps flowing, with the help and encouragement of her husband, family, and faith. On display will be some of her many fun and funky quilts, made with the love for sewing, and the true talent she has embraced since childhood. 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, This weeks Sunday Fundays Free Family Public Program for adults with children, is titled Funky Fun with Quilts. Sponsored by the Friends of the Museums, this weeks free drop-in program, lets participants make their own, no-sew quilt or a patchwork treasure box. There is also a Fun and Funky Scavenger Hunt through the quilt show.

    The Kenosha Public Museums, owned by the City of Kenosha, also include the Civil War Museum and the Dinosaur Discover Museum. The museums offer year around family activities, exhibits and opportunities to learn and have fun in a safe, climate controlled environment. Schools, Scouts, groups and organizations are encouraged to visit the Kenosha Public Museums, and the Museum extends an invitation to the community to utilize the Museum's scenic views and state of the art facilities for company or group gatherings, weddings, receptions, reunions and Holiday parties.

    Kenosha Public Museum
    5500 First Avenue
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    For more information call (262) 653-4140 3 museum video

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