PADUCAH, Ky., Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Quilt Museum (http://www.quiltmuseum.org) is known for featuring the work of the most talented quilters and fiber artists working today. This year they will continue this tradition with a slate of exhibits taking visitors on a journey from the South Pacific to the fields of World War I France and many points in between.
"I'm very excited about the 2015 exhibit schedule!" remarked National Quilt Museum CEO Frank Bennett. "From World War I to the art quilts of today, there really is something for everyone. We recommend visiting at least four times this year to experience all of the museum's extraordinary exhibits."
Kicking off the year in high style is a collection of quilts from the Contemporary QuiltArt Association in Washington State. The quilts in this exhibit feature movement; with each artist bringing a different interpretation to the theme, "Motion" is a study in creativity. The exhibit runs through February 23, 2015.
Some of the featured 2015 exhibits include:
A Small Miracle of a Southern Island: Quilts of Caohagan
From July through October, the National Quilt Museum is thrilled to present the work of the inhabitants of Caohagan, a tropical island in the Philippines. Revenue from the quilting efforts of 120 islanders makes up one-third of the entire island's income. These quilters labor from dawn to dusk to support their local economy, ensuring that everyone has food and shelter. This exhibit will certainly give visitors pause and encourage them to see quilting in a new light.
To Honor and Comfort: Quilts of Valor
A nonprofit organization founded in 2003, Quilts of Valor's mission is to make quilts to heal and comfort the nation's wounded warriors. The group has handed out over 110,000 quilts to those who've sacrificed so much in the name of liberty. The "Quilts of Valor" exhibit includes recent quilts made as part of this worthy project; it opens in August and runs through Veterans Day.
The Eleventh Hour: Quilts of World War I
One of the last century's greatest conflicts may be 100 years in the past, but its effects continue to ripple forward through time. Curated by Sue Reich, "The Eleventh Hour" is a presentation of quilts related to World War I and constructed using the techniques of the era. This evocative exhibit opens on November 13 and runs through the end of the year.
Other 2015 exhibits include:
- The School Block Challenge
- The Heart of America
- Quilted Creatures
- New Quilts from an Old Favorite
- SAQA "Food for Thought"
- A Tradition of Variation
- Red, White, and Quilted
More information about these exhibits is available at http://www.quiltmuseum.org/2015
About the National Quilt Museum
The National Quilt Museum is the world's largest museum devoted to quilts and fiber art. A destination for art enthusiasts worldwide, annually the Museum welcomes visitors from all 50 U.S. states and over 40 foreign countries from all corners of the globe. The Museum's onsite and traveling exhibits are viewed by over 120,000 people per year. In addition, over 6,000 youth and adults participate in the Museum's educational opportunities on an annual basis.
The Museum is located in a 27,000-square-foot facility in Paducah, Kentucky. The Museum's mission is to, "Advance the art of today's quilters by making it accessible to new and expanding audiences worldwide." As their CEO Frank Bennett often states, "These are some of the most talented artists in the world and I want everyone to experience their work first-hand." The National Quilt Museum is a three-time TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner. It is located in Historic Downtown Paducah Kentucky, which has been named a UNESCO Creative City.
Amanda Ball, Marketing Director
National Quilt Museum
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