We are very excited to announce that we have partnered with the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham to offer several events and workshops connected to their upcoming exhibit, "Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century," June 1 - August 25, 2019. The show is curated by the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG) and offers the opportunity to learn the history of modern quilting from its earliest roots to its influence today within the arts community.
“This exhibition is important because it shows not only the influence of the historic tradition of quilting, but it also shows how modern quilters are breaking new ground and continue to create a new aesthetic,” said Patricia Leach, Executive Director of the Whatcom Museum. “These are not your grandmother’s quilts.”
The exhibit is curated by Riane Menardi Morrison, Alissa Haight Carlton, and Heather Grant of MQG and features quilts from the United States, Canada, Australia, Norway, and Germany.
In addition to the unique display of quilts, the Museum will also feature a variety of hands-on activities inside the gallery for visitors of all ages. Workshops, lectures, and other featured events will provide opportunities for Museum visitors to connect more deeply to the exhibition, and to learn about the modern twist to this ancient craft.
Learn more about the exhibit at www.whatcommuseum.org/exhibition/modern-quilts/
For a complete list of events, click here.
MEMBERS of the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum can receive free entry into the “Modern Quilts” exhibition and related lectures, as well as member discounts for quilt-related workshops. These discounts will be applied by presenting their current membership card at the front admission desks at the Lightcatcher building, 250 Flora Street, and Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St., Bellingham. The Whatcom Museum members also receive the member discounts for quilt-related workshops and can receive free entry into the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, 703 South 2nd St, La Conner between June 1 – August 25 by showing their current membership card to the admissions desk. Look for this symbol * for related events!
Beginning Knitting with Linda Peterson in June
'Happy Dance' Paper Piecing Workshop with Peggy Gelbrich in June
Sign up now for our Kid's Summer Fiber Arts Camp, August 5-8, 2019!
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