Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Quilting Blocks & Binding Threads

A new exhibit opened over the weekend at the Indiana State Museum, 650 West Washington Street, Indianapolis. "Quilting Blocks & Binding Threads" includes 36 textiles, many from the museum’s Pottinger Collection of Indiana Amish Quilts, that were created lovingly over time by Hoosiers to mark milestones or comfort loved ones or strangers in times of need. Choosing their patterns and colors carefully, they cut and stitched their good wishes into a work of art.

During the exhibit (which runs through 15 June), there'll be hands-on activities and demonstrations to help unravel the meaning of these very special coverings, which warm the hearts of both creator and recipient.

Quilting Blocks & Binding Threads is sponsored by the Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis with support from the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the City of Indianapolis, Mountain Mist, and P&B Textiles.

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