"This is a special year for this exhibit, this is the 25th anniversary," said
Gibbs said the
"The Annual Gathering of Quilts is a way for the group to showcase their works and talents that they have made in this past year," Gibbs said. Each year, there are different quilts hung in the show.
Gibbs said the Cedarhurst Quilters tend to make work that is more time-honored and based off the traditional quilt patterns.
"The title of the main gallery exhibit is 'Playing with the Classics' that are the traditional quilt block patterns that are hundreds of years old," Gibbs said. "A Cedarhurst quilter made a 25th anniversary quilt for the exhibit and it's hung up right as you come into the museum."
Gibbs said there are 25 blocks on the quilt and each block is an example of the traditional patterns.
Gibbs said the museum has plans to make the 25th anniversary celebration unique.
"What Cedarhurst is doing to celebrate the milestone is our curator,
Cedarhurst has borrowed quilts from the
"These are international prize-winning quilts that will be in the main gallery and this is not what you would think of when you think of a quilt. These are feats of craftsmanship, conceptually, and each one of them are absolutely stunning," Gibbs said.
Gibbs expressed excitement about the quilts visiting from the
A preview reception for the quilt exhibit for Cedarhurst members will be held from
Preview admission for non-members is
Quilts from the exhibit will be displayed in the
In addition to the Annual Gathering of the Quilts, Cedarhurst will also host the Quilters' Bed Turning Program at
For more information, call 242-1236 or visit www.cedarhurst.org.
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