METRO QUILT EXPO

 

 

 

You are kindly requested to make an item for our annual SMALL QUILT SILENT AUCTION. Donate something you think others would enjoy bidding
on and owning. Something that is a small quilt or some type of needle art that you enjoyed making. You get to decide how small.
This year we will again auction off half the items on Friday, May 3, and the other half on Saturday, May 4. Bring your item(s) to a guild meeting in March or April, or drop
it off with the quilts you are entering for the Metro Quilt Expo on April 30. There is a form to complete with your donation. 

Direct questions to Bonnie Anderson  bonlanderson@gmail.com

 

SPECIAL EXHIBITS

Expo this year will host 3 special exhibits, in addition to all the quilts entered.

Vintage Quilted Tablecloths by Barb Nicholson

Painted Barn Quilts  (made by our members at Crooked Lane Farm)

 

Crazy Quilts

In the decade following the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, what came to be known as a “decorative art craze” swept across America. This craze would have a profound effect on decorating and quiltmaking in the Gilded Age between 1876 and 1893. Americans believed that the Centennial had stimulated this development of art and that no areas had “profited by it more than those connected with the furnishing and decoration of the home.”  Dr. Virginia Gunn, in Uncoverings 1984