The Great Arkansas Quilt Show II

9/10/2007

The Great Arkansas Quilt Show II

October 4, 2007 through March 25, 2008

Horace C. Cabe Gallery

Free opening reception on October 12, 5-8 pm, in conjunction with downtown’s 2nd Friday Art Night

Winners have been announced! Come see which quilts earned awards.

From appliquéd to pieced, from crib-sized to king-sized and from abstract, modern to traditional, patterned--this exhibit has it all. 

The Great Arkansas Quilt Show II is a juried quilt show that celebrates contemporary Arkansas quilters and features more than 90 quilts from across the state. You'll be surprised by the variety in size, technique and composition. These quilts are works of art.

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Opening Reception, Awards Presentation and Silent Auction
Friday, October 12, 5 - 8 pm
Free and open to the public

Enjoy refreshments, a silent auction and live music by The Real James during the opening reception and awards presentation. Learn who the big winners are and go home with something of your own from the auction. Quilt Show judges, Kathy Kansier and Margaret Miller, will sign copies of their books, available in the Museum Store.

Certified Quilt Appraisals by Kathy Kansier
Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 (by appointment)
$40 per appraisal; $20 per consultation
Call 501.324.9351 for reservations (by October 9)

Quilts have a value whether they are handed down from previous generations or recently made, and an appraisal documents a quilt's value for insurance companies in case of loss or damage. Kathy Kansier, Certified Quilt Appraiser with the American Quilters Society, can also consult with you on the care and repair of both new and antique quilts and offer suggestions for selling quilts. Each written appraisal will be typed and included a photo of the quilt, approximate date of the quilt, description, provenance and insurance value.

Quilt Workshops

Learn more about six upcoming quilt workshops from October 12 to February 9 here.

Q is for Quilt: A Children's Story and Crafts Hour
Saturday, November 17, 2007
10 am
Free and open to the public

Families are invited to join us in the galleries for Q is for Quilt, a children's story and crafts hour. Museum staff will read The Quiltmaker's Gift by Jeff Brumbeau and Gail deMarcken. Afterward, children and adult can move to the museum's Hands-on History room for a related crafts session.  

Check back in mid-October to see a list of winners of the Great Arkansas Quilt Show II.