quiltMADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/25/14) — The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts Carryin’ on the Tradition VIII quilt exhibit will be on display in the Anne P. Baker Gallery from Sept. 8 - Oct. 24, 2014.

The Piecemakers Quilt Club of Hopkins County will feature a variety of special exhibits in the show including: A Home of the Brave Quilt that will be donated to a fallen soldiers family, a Baby Quilt exhibit showcasing the continuing service project of providing quilts to the Baptist Health NICU, and a Feed Sack Display including a quilt made with original feed sacks from the 1930’s.

Additional exhibits will include an Underground Railroad Quilt section with replica sampler quilts showing blocks that are said to have been used to aid escaped slaves seeking freedom via the underground railroad, class exhibits from braided table runners to full size quilts, and a display of sample items from the Felonious Quilter’s Program, a program operating in a men’s prison and supported by donations of fabrics, thread and batting from guild members.

An opening reception will be held on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 from 2-3:30 p.m. For more information regarding the exhibit please contact the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at (270) 824-8650, visit our website, glemacenter.org, or stop by the Center Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Madisonville Community College, 2000 College Drive, Madisonville, Ky. 42431.

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