I just got back from the Indiana State Museum and its quilt exhibit, 19 Stars. The exhibit marks the beginning of a celebration for Indiana’s bicentennial. There are 19 stars in Indiana’s state flag and that inspired the name for the exhibit.
The exhibit is really unusual, so I urge you if you can to visit it before it closes on Sunday, October 4th. The exhibit is divided into two distinctive groups of quilts: quilts from the museum’s historical quilt collection, and new quilts designed and crafted by award-winning Indiana quilters for this exhibit. The contrast between the old and the new quilts is striking but one thing unites them (besides the fact that they all contain stars of course): an exquisite eye for color, design, and craftsmanship.
To support the exhibit, the Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis had many volunteers come and demonstrate the art of quilting to museum visitors. I want to send a very special thank you to the many guild members who volunteered their time to support the museum and the art of quilting. Thanks everyone!