Thursday, July 20, 2023, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, The Quilters Hall of Fame
After discovering an extraordinary quilt from Connecticut in an online quilt history forum and securing permission from its owner, a quilt group from northwest Washington began the journey of patterning The 1876 Centennial Quilt. Set in a unique Medallion-style arrangement, this quilt contains over 70 individual block patterns. Each quiltmaker skillfully and beautifully interpreted the original quilt and the quilts represent a wide variety of styles. The exhibit is a mix of quilts from the original project begun in 2015, and, as the reach of the 1876 Centennial Quilt Project has grown, more recent additions. As the quiltmakers honed their skills, they learned much about themselves and forged lasting friendships. They invite you to enjoy the quilts, read the stories and begin your own journey with the 1876 Centennial Quilt. Curated by Anne Dawson. Space is limited for the talks, please register at the time you would like to attend.