TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Secretary of State Ken Detzner is pleased to announce the opening of the 32nd Annual Capital City Quilt Show: Road to Florida, September 11 through November 3 at the Museum of Florida History. An opening reception will be held at the Museum of Florida History on September 10 at 5:30 pm and will feature a presentation by Florida quilt historian Dr. Charlotte Williams, author of Florida Quilts. The Museum hosts this exhibit in partnership with Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee.
“It is a great pleasure to bring these magnificent pieces of art to Florida’s Capital City for the 32nd year,” said Secretary Detzner. “This show will display more than 100 hand-crafted and machine-made quilts and wall hangings.”
Traditional components of the quilt show include awards chosen by the members of Quilters Unlimited, a Visitor’s Choice Award selected by the public, and a silent auction. Among the quilts on display is a historic piece by long-time Gainesville master quiltmaker and instructor Anna Lupkiewicz. Created in 1981, Cosmic Cotillion features a mosaic pattern saturated with robust golds and deep reds that bring out the subtle greens and vibrant blues surrounding them. The work is a visual blending of Lupkiewicz’s Ukrainian and American heritage and is a part of the collections of the Museum of Florida History.
The Museum of Florida History is part of the Florida Department of State’s Division of Cultural Affairs and is located in the R. A. Gray Building at 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday and holidays, noon to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free and free parking is available in the garage adjacent to the museum and in nearby downtown garages. For more information, contact 850.245.6400 or visit museumoffloridahistory.com.
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CONTACT: Brittany Lesser, 850.245.6522