Announcing a Call for Entries....
We are excited to announce that the Virginia Quilt Museum will host a very special and much anticipated exhibit titled: Beyond the Valley.
A tribute to Esther Blair Matthews. The exhibit will run May 22, thru September 8, 2018. (see her original quilt finished in 1858 shown below)
Below is a picture of Esther's great-grandchildren sitting in front of her quilt at the Virginia Quilt Museum in 2015. Her family is very proud of Esther and how she chose to use her "voice" in 1858 to express her concerns and political sentiments through her quilt. Esther's story and quilt have also touched the hearts of many quilters around the country and the world.
We hope you will join us in celebrating Esther thru this special Exhibit! The exhibit will consist of quilts made by Quilters of all skill levels that have enjoyed following along with us here and have worked on creating their own version of this Botanical Album Quilt.
If you've made a quilt inspired by Esther, then we hope you will consider submitting your quilt for consideration. You can find details about our Call for Entries by clicking on the highighted blog link below:
Doreen & Dawn