Special 2013 Exhibit
Kansas Troubles: Traditional Quilts with a Twist
The Quilt Museum's 2013 quilt exhibit features nine original quilts designed by Lynne Hagmeier, a nationally-recognized fabric designer who is known best as "Kansas Troubles Quilters," the name of her fabric collection, produced by Moda Fabrics for the past 12 years.
These one-of-a-kind quilts showcase Lynne’s popular fabric layering techniques, beloved by quilters because they simplify traditional quilting patterns and save time in the process. Each quilt is made exclusively of Kansas Troubles fabrics.
Lynne, from Bennington, Kansas, began designing for Moda, then a young but growing fabric company, in 2000. "What a thrill to create a line of fabrics in exactly the colors you want, and then make a quilt you’ve designed with those pieces!" she marvels.
Jan Mast, manager of The Quilt Museum and Museum Shoppe, curated the show. "For years we’ve had great success selling Kansas Troubles fabrics in our Store. It's a privilege to share Lynne’s cleverly crafted quilts with our loyal quilt audience."
Lynne teaches nationally and has created more than 160 patterns, two dozen books, and 38 collections of fabric for Moda.
Lynne’s nine quilts join the winning quilts from the 2012 Morton Masterpiece Contest, the second featured part of the Quilt Museum’s 2013 exhibit.
Special 2013 Exhibit
Morton Masterpiece Contest
Judges' Choice Winner & People's Choice Winner
The two prize-winning quilts from the 2012 Morton Masterpiece Contest debut here for public viewing. The Judges' Choice winner, Jo-Motion, by C. Jean Horst (Bird-in-Hand, PA), features modern styling of reproduction fabrics by Jo Morton, whose original quilts formed the centerpiece of the 2012 quilt show.
The People's Choice winner, Geese in Jo's Garden, by Lauren Devantier, is also on display. Lauren's (Amherst, NY) quilt boasts exceptional piecework and applique, done exclusively in Morton reproduction fabrics.
The winning quilts will be on display alongside the Kansas Troubles quilts through December 31, 2013.
The Quilt Museum's ongoing exhibit, entitled, A Showcase of Quilts: Dazzling Contemporary Creations, includes 13 additional quilts made by a variety of other contemporary quiltmakers. Each quilt was selected for its outstanding design, color, and workmanship.
A number of educational features about the art and practice of quilt-making are scattered throughout the exhibit.
Ned Foltz Appearances
September 28, 2013
Come to The Quilt Museum and watch potter Ned Foltz create some of his most detailed work.
September 28, 2013,
from 12 noon to 3pm