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.
October 22, 2013
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.