2017 Special Show & Community Exhibits
IHQS Special Exhibits
Quilts of the National Parks
Indiana Heritage Quilt Show is proud to announce the special exhibit, “Inspired by the National Parks” will be available for viewing at our 2017 show.
Fifty-nine National Parks are portrayed, featuring a trio of quilts for each park: a landscape, a flora and a fauna for a total of 177 quilts! This exhibit was developed to help celebrate the 100th Birthday of our National Park Service.
An accompanying book, “Inspired by the National Parks” by Donna DeSoto will also be available for purchase. We invite you to find your park and discover the unique fabric representations of each one.
Karen Hampton of Hampton Art Studios
We will be featuring Karen Hampton of Hampton Art Studios in Evansville, Indiana this year. Karen’s art quilts feature many innovative techniques and materials to create display and wearable pieces.
The Farmer House Museum
The Farmer House Museum, a museum of family and community, will be presenting a special exhibit “Dolls and Their Quilts” during March 2017 as well as quilt, sewing and textile items from our permanent collection to celebrate the IHQS’s 26th year. We will be open during all quilt show hours and on Friday March 3 we will have a reception for the exhibit from 5-9 pm. The Farmer House Museum is located at 529 N. College Ave. Admission is always free. Please call (812) 336-5597 for more information.
WonderLab Science Museum
Quilt historian and folklorist, Teri Klaussen will speak on: “Polk’s Fancy: A southern Indiana quilt pattern of the Mexican War era” Friday, March 3 at 2:00pm. If you enjoy learning about historic quilts, patterns, and quilters, this talk is for you! Antique quilts are displayed throughout the 1835 Georgian-Federal style historic home. The museum exhibits primarily hand pieced and hand quilted quilts, drawing upon its own collection as well as those on loan from local collectors. Wylie House Museum is the home of the first president of Indiana University. Hours are 10 am- 4 pm, Thursday-Saturday during the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show. Wylie House is located on the free bus route at 307 E. 2nd Street. Free admission with wristband or hand stamp.
Monroe County History Center
“Dialogues: Contemporary Responses to Marie Webster Quilts” will be on display at the History Center February 1 – April 28,2017. This juried exhibition of contemporary quilts by midwestern members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates will delight and inspire you! Since 1911, when Webster’s quilts were first published in the Ladies Home Journal, Marie Webster’s designs became legendary and encouraged the use of nature as a primary source of design. Her designs were formal and symmetrical, and the unity of design and function contributed to the beauty and stunning elegance of her quilts. The artists in the “Dialogues” exhibit, while no longer bound to functional design, have responded to Webster’s legacy in the spirit of modern times. They have freely experimented with her design elements creating quilts that are brightly colored, profusely detailed, and very different aesthetically from the classic Webster quilts—yet unmistakably inspired by them.
Located at 202 E. 6th Street, it is on the free bus route and FREE with Indiana Heritage wristband or hand stamp, during quilt show only.