Quilt Day – Kenosha Public Museum Program
Peggy Gregorski, Deputy Director
First Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140
KENOSHA, WI – “Traditions and
Treasures” is the theme for the annual quilt show presented by
members of the Southport Quilters Guild at the Kenosha Public Museum.
Quilts will be on display at the museum in DaimlerChrysler Hall
through March 24.
are 76 quilts on display, including 15 challenge quilts. This
year's quilt challenge is “What's Behind the Door?” Each quilter
has a picture of a door and is challenged with making a 20"x20"
quilt imagining what is behind their door. Guests are encouraged to
vote for their favorite.
Celebrate National Quilt Day 9 a.m. - 5
p.m. Saturday, March 16 at the Kenosha Public Museum. From 9 a.m. -
1:30 p.m there will be quilting demonstrations by Southport Quilters
Guild members and family activities on the Mezzanine and in the
Darlene Kronschnabel will present a
program, “Feed Sacks...Yesterday's Cherished Fabrics,” at 2 p.m.
in DaimlerChrysler Hall. Feed
sacks are a part of America’s rural history and are now a hot
fabulous calico-printed feed sacks from the '30s, '40s and '50s were
a bonus that came with buying essentials for the home or farm,
something soft and pretty in times of hardship and rationing. In her
presentation, Darlene will share interesting stories
she collected while researching
feed sack history. Included is a display of assorted feed
sacks, garments, linen and quilts, and swatch books with over one
thousand 3" samples. Darlene is an award-winning writer who has
helped cooks please palates for over twenty years through magazines
and cookbooks for respected publishers such as Better Homes and
Gardens, Ideals, and Reiman Publications. Free tickets
will be available the day of the presentation beginning at 9 a.m.
Seating is limited and unreserved.