June 26--Three new exhibits will open Wednesday, July 2, at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 703 S. Second St., La Conner. An artists reception will take place at 4 p.m.$20, reception only; $30, reception and 3 p.m. tour; free for museum members. Members-only tours will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 2-3 (reservations required).
"Wishes Through Our Hands: Japanese Quilts": "Quiltmaking is converting our wishes into tangible form through the use of our hands. It starts with pouring our wish and mind in the quilt for someone we care, for our own dreams or for serving our society... We sincerely hope you can read our wishes and thoughts, stitched and sewn in these quilts." -- Miwako Kimura.
"Works of Junko Maeda": Maeda has worked with Japanese natural fiber textiles such as silk, linen and cotton for nearly 45 years. In the past several years, she has been inspired by handicraft called "Pojagi," Korean women's traditional patchwork handed down from mother to daughter.
"Fifty Years of Quiltmaking: Schlotterback Collection": This exhibit features quilts and comforters by professional seamstress Josie Teeter Schlotterback (1882-1974). Her work includes utility comforters made of suiting samples in dark colors suitable for everyday use, crazy quilts and colorful cotton quilts.
Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. $7, $5 students and military with ID, free for members and ages 11 and younger. 360-466-4288 or laconnerquilts.org.
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