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201 10th St. W

Bradenton, FL 34205

Quilting with a Cause

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Date(s) - 07/01/2017 - 07/30/2017
All Day

South Florida Museum 2nd Floor Curator's Gallery


Special Exhibition – Quilting with a Cause in the Museum’s 2nd Floor Curator’s Choice Gallery

A new exhibit at the South Florida Museum explores how quilting runs through the fabric of life in America. The exhibit showcases quilts from the South Florida Museum’s collection and features quilts that showcase a variety of styles as well as lifetime milestones. The exhibit also explains aspects of early quilting, including how quilters used plant materials to make fabric dyes, as well as quilting styles, the intricate needlework used in quilting and how quilts were used to celebrate causes like civil rights in the 1960s and raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic beginning in the late 1980s.

Read:  Bay News 9 On the Town: South Florida Museum celebrates quilting for Women’s History Month