Special Show & Community Exhibits
IHQS Special Exhibit
Local quilt guilds across Indiana have come together to create unique small format art quilts that are no larger than 9″ x12″ in honor of those whose lives have been impacted by Alzheimer’s. With an estimated 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease, we know that many lives have been touched by this disease. After the exhibit these quilts will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative® (AAQI) where they will be sold on-line or “virtually” auctioned off on the AAQI website, www.alzquilts.org to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative is a national volunteer run grassroots charity whose mission is to raise awareness and fund research. As of September 2012 AAQI has raised more than $747,000 and we hope to raise awareness and increase that amount with this exhibit. For more information on how you may participate in Hope — Defeating Alzheimer’s One Stitch At A Time, contact Lisa Dodson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative, 1200 Creekwood Trail, Burton, MI 48509, (810) 637-5586, Help@AlzQuilts.org
Built in 1835 as the home of Andrew Wylie, Indiana University’s first president, this stately brick house is now a museum recreating the early Wylie years. The exhibit will include quilts from the extensive Wylie House collection as well as others borrowed from friends of the museum. Both nineteenth and twentieth century quilts will be on display, and all will be traditional patterns, pieced and quilted by hand. There is variation in this exhibit from year to year, so visitors are likely to see something different than they’ve seen in previous years. Hours are 10 am- 4 pm Thursday-Saturday during the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show. Wylie House is located on the free bus route at 317 E. 2nd Street. FREE www.indiana.edu/~libwylie
Traveling Quilt Exhibit from the American Quilt Study Group. At the start of the 20th century, quilts were constructed with dark colors. Mourning washed the nation while in the wake of the Civil War and through WWI. In the mid 1920’s, quilt colors changed from the somber blacks and browns of mourning to a more cheerful palette of pastels made possible by advances in chemical dyes. During the 1920’s, a huge array of solid and calico fabrics was created, celebrating the vibrancy of that decade. With the stock market crash of 1928, those same cheerful colors would become one of the very few ways women could brighten their homes during the hard times to come. All inspiration quilts are required to be identifiable as quilts made during the early 20 th Century during the 1920s through the 1930s. The History Center is accessible to people of all abilities and located at 202 E. 6th Street. Exhibit opens March 7th, 2013. It is on the bus route and FREE with IHQS wristband or hand stamp, during quilt show only.
“Unfinished Business: One Hundred Years of Quilt Blocks” an exhibit presenting elements from unfinished quilts. The exhibit and museum store are open Tuesday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs please call 812-855-6873. The Mathers Museum of World Cultures/Glenn Black Laboratory of Archaeology is located at 416 North Indiana Avenue. Exhibit on display February 26 through May 24, 2013. On bus route, FREE
Farmer House Museum
The Farmer House Museum will feature century old quilt materials (partial quilts and blocks) created by Etta Griffin, great-aunt to the last owner of the Farmer House, Mary Ellen Farmer, along with photos of Etta Griffin, and a collection of her favorite postcards and other possessions; all of this puts Etta’s quilt work in the context of the person who made it, and may even give one a sense that she has just put her sewing down for a moment, and left the room. The Farmer House will also show a collection of 19th century quilts, loaned to the museum for the occasion by a local collector. Other quilt loans will allow us to show quilts from every era going back into the 19th century, correlating these with eras in the history of our house, of the Bloomington community, and the nation. As always, there will be a ‘scavenger hunt’, relating to these historical correlations. The Farmer House is located at 529 N. College and on the bus route. Hours are 10 am to 6 pm during the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show. FREE
Quilts related to science themes will be on display. Adults, 18 and older, will receive free general admission with an IHQS wristband or stamp, during the quilt show only. General admission for others will apply. There is never an admission charge to shop in the museum gift store. The two-story museum is accessible and welcomes people of all abilities. Stop on free bus route. Located at 308 W. 4th St. http://www.wonderlab.org/
Hours: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday & Saturday only.
The shuttle bus will leave the Convention Center every half hour to take you to the museum exhibits. The pickup point is at the back entrance of the Convention Center. Ride FREE!