The 32nd Annual Capital City Quilt Show: Road to Florida runs from September 11 to November 3 at the Museum of Florida History. The Museum hosts this exhibit in partnership with Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee.

The exhibit showcases more than 100 hand-crafted and machine-made quilts and wall hangings. Traditional components of the show include awards chosen by the members of Quilters Unlimited, a Visitor’s Choice Award selected by the public, and a silent auction.

Among the quilts on display is a historic piece from the collections of the Museum of Florida History. The work was made by long-time Gainesville master quiltmaker and instructor Anna Lupkiewicz. Created in 1981, Cosmic Cotillion features a mosaic pattern saturated with robust golds and deep reds that bring out the subtle greens and vibrant blues surrounding them.

Cosmic Cotillion by Anna Lupkiewicz


Museum hours are Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Sunday and holidays: noon–4:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free. The Museum is located in the R. A. Gray Building at 500 South Bronough Street in downtown Tallahassee.

Special Event

October 22, 2013
Noon–12:45 p.m.
History at High Noon

Art quilter and researcher Jennifer Bailey discusses the artistic importance of quilts and explores the development of quilting as a fine art. She has a deep appreciation for the discipline and has used her experience to help others explore the artistic creativity behind quilting. Parking and admission are free.