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Grand opening for New Quilt Gallery at Kentucky Museum

 

wku red blackBOWLING GREEN, KY (2/6/12) – The Kentucky Museum will celebrate the grand opening for the Richardson Quilt Gallery, WKU’s latest permanent exhibition, on Feb. 24.
 
The gallery will include two dozen quilts and historic textile samples collected by Elizabeth Richardson and donated by her daughter June McGuyer. “The acquisition of the Richardson Collection enhances the stature of the Museum as a leading Kentucky institution for the study of quilts and quilt making,” said Sandy Staebell, Museum Collections Curator.
 
Assembled over two decades, the Elizabeth Richardson Collection is a case study of American quilt collecting from the late 1930s through the late 1950s. In addition to the Richardson Collection, the gallery will feature 16 Star pattern quilts that were selected from other donors of the Kentucky Museum Quilt Collection. Dedicated to Richardson’s memory, this permanent gallery will offer a rotating selection of quilts and historic textiles.
 
Vicki Fitch, Executive Director for the Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, says there is a large following for the quilt industry. “Supporters will drive many miles to view a new collection of quilts. It’s their passion,” Fitch said. “We are very pleased that Bowling Green can now offer the Richardson Quilt Gallery as an attraction to the state.”
 
The grand opening will begin with a Chamber Ribbon Cutting at 2 p.m. Feb. 24. Anyone in the community is welcome to attend this event. For information about the quilt gallery, visit www.wku.edu/museum.
 
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