Q is for Quilt: Children’s Story & Crafts Hour Series

Q is for Quilt: Children’s Story & Crafts Hour Series

20-Sep-2014

LITTLE ROCK (September 11, 2014) – Historic Arkansas Museum’s current exhibit, The Great Arkansas Quilt Show 3, will soon be complemented by a free new series for children aged three to eight. The Q is for Quilt: Children’s Story & Crafts Hour Series begins Saturday, September 20 at 10 am and will continue October 11 and November 15.

Each day of the series will begin with story time amid the award-winning quilts hanging in the Cabe Gallery. Each day will feature a different children’s book focused on quilting and community. After story time, children will decorate a quilt square using fabric crayons. The quilt squares produced during the series will later be added to the Community Quilt and displayed at Historic Arkansas Museum.

The Great Arkansas Quilt Show 3 is a juried quilt show that celebrates contemporary Arkansas quilters and features more than 30 quilts from across the state that vary in size, technique and composition. These quilts are works of art. From appliquéd to pieced, from abstract to pattern and from traditional to modern—this exhibit has it all.

Prizes were awarded for Best of Show, Best Hand Quilting and Best Machine Quilting. A variety of other unique quilts are recognized in the categories: Pieced, Appliqué, Mixed and Group.

The art of quilting played an important role in the arts and community of early Arkansas. Historic Arkansas Museum strives to celebrate the rich history of the Arkansas quilting tradition by both preserving historically significant quilts in the museum’s collection and by showcasing the contemporary quilting arts in Arkansas through juried exhibitions. The Great Arkansas Quilt Show 3 continues through May 3, 2015.

Also on exhibit:

Arkansas Made Gallery

A Beauty on It Sells: Advertising Art from the Collection of Marsha Stone

We Walk in Two Worlds: The Caddo, Osage and Quapaw in Arkansas (permanent)

The Knife Gallery (permanent)

Historic Arkansas Museum is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 - 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the galleries and parking are free; admission to the historic grounds is $2.50 for adults, $1 for children under 18, $1.50 for senior citizens. The Historic Arkansas Museum Store is open 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 - 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Historic Arkansas Museum is an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, which was created in 1975 to preserve and enhance the heritage of the state of Arkansas. Other agencies of the department are Delta Cultural Center in Helena, Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and Old State House Museum.


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