For Immediate Release
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Contact: Brittany Lesser
Museum of Florida History Announces 33rd Annual Capital City Quilt Show “Starry Starry Night”
Secretary of State Ken Detzner invites the public to the 33rd Annual Capital City Quilt Show: Starry Starry Night, September 12 through October 19, at the Museum of Florida History. An opening reception is scheduled for September 11, from 5:30–7:30 p.m. The Museum hosts this exhibit in partnership with Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee.
“This annual show presents a variety of excellent fiber arts,” said Secretary of State Ken Detzner. “The Museum has partnered with Quilters Unlimited for more than 30 years, and the pieces on display often astound me with their artistry and intricacy. I encourage residents and visitors to enjoy this great assortment of works.”
Traditional components of the quilt show include awards selected by the members of Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee, a Visitor’s Choice Award selected by public vote, and a silent auction that funds charitable initiatives of the guild. Quilters are on hand to answer questions and provide more information about quilting and the examples on display. A scavenger hunt and drawing activity are available for young visitors.
The featured Opportunity Quilt is Stars in the Midnight Garden. Linda O'Sullivan and members of the Friday Frayed Edges Sit and Stitch group designed the quilt to represent the theme of this year’s show, “Starry, Starry Night.” The work features sparkling midnight stars accenting the night sky above a bed of white flowers. By making a small contribution to Quilters Unlimited visitors can qualify for a chance to win the opportunity quilt.
Stars in the Midnight Garden
“We are delighted to partner with the Department of the State and the Museum of Florida History to present this annual show,” said Quilt Show Chair Dawn Griffin. “The Museum does an excellent job of displaying the works to the public.”
The quilts are on display at the Museum of Florida History until October 19. Admission to the show is free, and free parking is available in a garage adjacent to the R. A. Gray Building. More information on Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee may be found at quilttallahassee.com. Information about the Museum may be found at museumoffloridahistory.com.
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About the Museum of Florida History
The Museum of Florida History is part of the Florida Department of State’s Division of Cultural Affairs and is located in the R. A. Gray Building at 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday and holidays, noon to 4:30 p.m. Free parking is available in the garage next to the R. A. Gray building.