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A Historic Perspective of Quilting at DAP

October 08, 2019

The Downtown Art Place (DAP) in Ironwood, Mich., has announced the opening of an upcoming exhibition named “A Historic Perspective of Quilting,” which is a collaborative effort between the Downtown Art Place, The Fabric Patch and the Historic Ironwood Theatre. The exhibition will be hung in the concourse of the Historic Ironwood Theatre through Oct. 27.  

The exhibition will feature approximately 35 pieces ranging from a 12-inch square piece up to queen size quilts. The quilts represent a time period of the 1800s to the present day and were created by quilters from Maryland, Atlanta, Georgia, and Wisconsin towns: Salem, Hayward, Ashland, Bayfield, Mercer, and Park Falls and well as many from the local U.P. area.  

In collaboration with this exhibition, the theater will show a movie called “How to Make an American Quilt” based on a novel with the same name at 7 p.m. on Oct. 19. At 6 p.m. before the movie, Joanne Kuula, owner of the Fabric Patch, and other quilters will be available to answer questions about the quilts and their stories. 

“How to Make an American Quilt” is a 1995 American drama film based on the novel of the same name by Whitney Otto. Entry is by donation at the door.

This exhibition can be viewed during regular DAP gallery hours, from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. 

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