For Immediate Release
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Contact: Sarah Revell
The Museum of Florida History Hosts the 36th Annual Capital City Quilt Show Out of the Blue
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Secretary of State Ken Detzner invites the public to attend the opening reception of the 36th Annual Capital City Quilt Show, Out of the Blue, on August 30, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Museum of Florida History. The Museum hosts the exhibit, which will be on display August 31 through October 28, in partnership with Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee.
“This annual exhibit showcases the highest level of skill and excellence in quilting,” said Secretary Detzner. “The Museum has partnered with Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee for 36 years, and the pieces on display will definitely impress visitors with their beautiful artistry and intricate details. I encourage residents and visitors to visit the Museum of Florida History to see this fantastic exhibit.”
Traditional components of the quilt show include awards selected by the members of Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee, a Visitor’s Choice Award selected by the public, 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, interactive stitch boards and magnetic quilt table are available for young visitors.
Each year the show highlights the Opportunity Quilt, which is designed and constructed by members of the guild. The featured 2018 Opportunity Quilt is Out of the Blue. Linda O’ Sullivan, Robin Wolfe and members of Quilters Unlimited worked together to design and create the quilt to represent the theme of this year’s show. The quilt design was based on a traditional Storm-at-Sea pattern. By making a small contribution to Quilters Unlimited, visitors can qualify for a chance to win the Opportunity Quilt.
2018 Opportunity Quilt, Out of the Blue
“We are delighted to partner with the Florida Department of State and the Museum of Florida History to present the 36th Annual Capital City Quilt Show,” said Quilt Show Chair Barbara Wiggins. “The Museum does an excellent job of displaying the works to the public so that everyone can experience the beauty and art of quilting.”
The quilts are on display at the Museum of Florida History from August 31 through October 28. The quilts are also online at pinterest.com/museumflhistory. Follow us on Facebook to participate in piecing together a digital quilt.
Admission to the exhibit is free and free parking is available in the 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 of Florida History 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 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. The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Free parking is available in the garage next to the R. A. Gray Building.