Fiber artists have always used their craft to reach out to others in need. From prayer shawls knitted by church guilds to quilts made for active duty military personnel and veterans, this exhibit celebrates these works that come from the heart. Plus a celebration of 100 years of 4-H fiber arts.
A panel from the internationally celebrated AIDS Memorial Quilt – the 54-ton, handmade tapestry that stands as a memorial to more than 94,000 individuals lost to AIDS – will be on view at the WMQFA as part of our From The Heart exhibit opening April 9 in our Barn Gallery.
The 12-foot-square panel, pictured here, was created by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry in 1996 for the United Airlines Foundation. Fallert-Gentry was a flight attendant for United, and created this quilt in memory of employees, customers and loved ones lost to this terrible disease.
The design has a six-foot center panel featuring a globe and a bird. Two concentric circles surrounding the globe contain the words “We Remember” in 15 languages. The quilt appeared on the National Mall in Washington, D. C., as part of a display of hundreds of AIDS Memorial Quilt Panels in October of 1996. Since then, the quilt has toured 26 cities in the US and Europe. At each city, United employees were invited to sew a red ribbon on the quilt in memory of fellow employees lost to AIDS.
Occurs daily: (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM) [starting Apr 9, 2014 ending Jun 22, 2014]
Contact Name: Deanna Peterson
Contact Phone: 414-352-3678
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts
N50 W5050 N Portland Rd, Cedarburg, WI 53012
Ticket Price: $6 regular, $4 Seniors 65 , Members free
Ticketing Phone: 262-546-0300