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A Quarantine Quilting Community Art Project & Exhibit

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts
Posted at 10:36 AM, Aug 18, 2020

The Quarantine Quilt Project was launched by WMQFA in March 2020 to encourage individuals to keep creating while staying safely at home. This open call invited participants from throughout the world to submit a 12 x 12-inch quilt block documenting their individual and collective experiences during quarantine.
The response to the museum’s request was astounding. To date, participants have submitted over 500 blocks, representing states from throughout the U.S. and countries as far away as the Netherlands, Israel and Australia. Incorporated into an astonishing 27 quilts and counting, all of the blocks will be displayed at the museum during the run of the exhibition.
Each block tells the story of family, friends, love, community, inward and outward thoughts, new hobbies and seasoned expertise, issues of social justice, and a range of emotions and shared experiences all through the medium of fiber. The quilt blocks demonstrate an enormous range of techniques: embroidery, collage, felt, weaving, and rug hooking are just a few of the processes on view.
Our museum celebrates our fiber arts traditions from all eras! We operate in a restored 1850s
barn just east of historic downtown Cedarburg.
Quarantine Quilt Exhibit: August 7 – November 15
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts
N50 W5050 Portland Road, Cedarburg