1 Board Meeting 6:30 - 8:30PM

Walpole Public Library

3 Deadline for Newsletter Submissions    No exceptions!
15 Guild Meeting
7:00 - 9PM NCAHS
Topic: Kentucky Quilt Project 
also Quilt Show Prep!
17 Quilt Show Setup 11AM - 6PM Blue Hills Regional HS
18-19 Quilt Show 10AM - 4PM Blue Hills Regional HS

March 15, 2017       7:30 – 9PM               Norfolk County Agricultural HS

Topic: Kentucky Quilt Project and Quilt Show Prep                         

The Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc. (KQP) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1981. It was the original quilt documentation project, ultimately inspiring the documentation of more than 200,000 quilts in almost every state and a multitude of other countries.

In 1992, the KQP produced “Louisville Celebrates the American Quilt,” which consisted of six exhibitions, four conferences, and two publications.  From one of those conferences, “Toward an International Quilt Bibliography,” the Quilt Index was born: an online resource of records documenting more than 50,000 quilts, the largest online database in the decorative arts!

Thirty years after its founding, The Kentucky Quilt Project has created another “first” – a nine-part documentary series titled “Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics”.   The series takes a fresh look at quilts and spreads the word about their unique position at the center of a startlingly broad grid of topics, ranging from women’s studies to the contemporary art market.

This evening, we will project episode 1 of this series, “Quilts 101 – Antique and Contemporary Quilts”.This episode introduces the audience to the brave new world of the American quilt, where the question, “What is a quilt?” has many different answers.

During the video, there will be work ongoing in the background to prepare for the 2017 RNQG Quilt Show taking place at the end of the week.