Free Quilting Show, Demos, Fun For All Ages, Discover Art In Fabric

Discover the art in fabric and thread, check out the "Around The Block" Southport Quilters Guild Annual Members Show & National Quilt Day.

The Kenosha Public Museum is pleased to feature a show of the Southport Quilters Guild members' quilts. The theme for their 2015 show is "Around the Block" featuring more than 60 quilts highlighting the variety of contemporary and traditional blocks of patterns which go into quilts. Their quilts will be on display at the Kenosha Public Museum from March 7-29. This year's show also features a quilt challenge, "Trip Around the World."   Each quilter is challenged to create a 20"x20" quilt based on a postcard they have selected and to incorporate the postcard in their design. Quilters will be demonstrating their skills during the run of the show.  Stop by and see them at work and learn how they turn fabric and thread into works of art.

Celebrate "National Quilt Day" on Saturday, March 21. Members of the Southport Quilters Guild demonstrate quilting on the Mezzanine and in the Artists Studio and provide hands-on quilting activities for kids.

Quilt Day Schedule:

10:00 am - 5:00 pm "Around the Block" and quilt challenge by Southport Quilters Guild members on display in the DaimlerChrysler Hall 

10:30 am - 1:30 pm Quilting Demonstrations by members of Southport Quilters Guild and family activities

2:00 pm “Our Quilts' Hidden Stories” Presentation by Wendy Butler Berns

FREE tickets available the day of the presentation beginning at 10:00 am, seating is limited and first-come, first-serve. Sponsored by the Southport Quilters Guild

The Kenosha Public Museum is a fine and decorative arts and natural sciences museum. With captivating site seeing along the bank of the Great Lake Michigan, this Museum has many events for families and students looking for a fun and educational day away. Our other two locations, the Dinosaur Discovery Museum and the Civil War Museum, are located just a quick trolley car ride (adults, $1; kids ages 5-12, $0.50.) away from the main museum campus. These Wisconsin tourist attractions are a must see! Free parking is available in the scenic lot on the lake shore.  Located 25 minutes from Milwaukee and 55 minutes from Chicago, it's the perfect day trip for the whole family! Kenosha Public Museums offer a wide variety of classes and workshops for all ages.