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Quilt show, talk to be held at Hoard museum

February 1, 2019

FORT ATKINSON -- The Hoard Historical Museum, 401 Whitewater Ave., Fort Atkinson, has announced the theme for this year’s collector’s show, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the museum.

This year’s show will focus on quilts, both handmade and machine-made, old and new.

Quilts will be displayed in the museum’s Jones Family Gallery from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Quilts of all sizes, including wall hangings, lap quilts and baby quilts, may be displayed.

If interested in displaying their collection, quilters and collectors need to reserve a space. To do so, contact the museum at 920-563-7769 or info@hoardmuseum.org. Space is limited. When contacting the museum, individuals should be prepared to share information regarding the quilts in the show.

For members of the Fort Atkinson Historical Society and Hoard Historical Museum, the price to reserve a space or table is $5. For nonmembers, the price is $10. An additional frame may be reserved for an additional fee -- $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers.

The show will also feature guest speaker Melissa Wraalstad, executive director of the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg. At 1:30 p.m., Wraalstad will present “Treasures From the Vault,” using quilts from the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts’ collection.

The collector’s show is free to attend. Cash donations are appreciated. As with every collector’s show at the museum, items brought to the show are for display only and not for sale.

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