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35th Annual Capital City Quilt Show: Sentimental Journey

2017 Opportunity Quilt, Sentimental Journey
2017 Opportunity Quilt, Sentimental Journey

August 4 - September 24, 2017
Museum of Florida History

The Museum of Florida History hosts this annual exhibit in partnership with Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee. Traditional components of the quilt show include awards selected by the members of Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee, a Visitor's Choice Award selected by the public, and a silent auction that funds charitable initiatives of the guild. Quilters are on hand to answer questions and provide more information about quilting and the examples on display. A scavenger hunt and magnetic quilt game are available for young visitors.

Each year the show highlights the Opportunity Quilt, which is designed and constructed by members of the guild. The featured 2017 Opportunity Quilt is Sentimental Journey. Karen Kunz and members of Quilters Unlimited designed the quilt to represent the theme of this year's show. The work features two common scrap quilt patterns, Nine Patch and Hour Glass, made from donated fabric from members' fabric stashes. By making a small contribution to Quilters Unlimited, visitors can qualify for a chance to win the Opportunity Quilt.

The quilts are also displayed online at Admission to the show is free and free parking is available in the garage adjacent to the R. A. Gray Building.

More information on Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee may be found at

Quilt Quest - Quilting Scavenger Hunt

‘Quilt Quest’ will be a daily activity at the quilt show. Museum guests can tour the show as they try to find the answers and clues to questions about techniques and patterns related to the theme Sentimental Journey. Can you find all the answers?

Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. - Quilt Show Spotlight Tours

Twice a day on Wednesdays, the Museum of Florida History will provide free Spotlight Tours of this year’s Quilt Show. Learn what it took to create these works of art from fabric and the history of quilting in Florida.

2nd Saturday Family Program: Make a New Stitch

August 12, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join the Museum of Florida History’s Education team as they create a new quilt for Grandma’s Attic. The activity will be located in the museum lobby. Children and families can create their own quilt block with markers and fabric blocks. Afterwards, they can assist with stitching the quilt blocks together. Everyone can experience how to create a simple quilt by hand through this activity.