Celebration of Red and White Quilt Exhibit in Altenburg

Ann Meyer Hazlewood Quilt Exhibit 04-18-2014I live with a quilter and have several friends who are deeply into the craft, so I can appreciate how much work goes into a handmade quilt.

The Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum in Altenburg is hosting A Celebration of Red and White quilt exhibit through the end of April (not much time left to get up there). The exhibit is the personal quilt collection of Ann Meyer Hazelwood:  author, former president of the National Quilt Museum, quilt appraiser, public speaker, and quilting expert.

The exhibit features world class examples of historic and modern quilts with a red and white theme, as well as a large collection of ornate Victorian-era red embroidery on white linen “Splashers”–used to protect the wall from wash basins.

The exhibit is open daily through April 30, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; 75 Church St., Altenburg, MO. Admission is Free.  For more information call:  573-824-6070 or go to the museum website.

The staff and volunteers are friendly folks who will make you feel like you’ve known them forever. Tell ’em I sent you.

Photo gallery of quilts

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6 Replies to “Celebration of Red and White Quilt Exhibit in Altenburg”

  1. I was cleaning out my Dad’s house in Cape last month and found an old quilt that my Grandmother made and I used to use on my bed when I was growing up. I now have the quilt home in Florida. I had my granddaughter use is when she stayed overnight Saturday…so the fifth generation has used the same quilt. I guess that is what quilts are all about. First the love that goes into them as they are made, the years of use we get from them and years that love can can be shared far into the future.

    1. I love your story, Terry, and you are so right about what quilts are made for.

      I have made many quilts and have given away most of them. I always tell the recipient to use it until it is used up. Don’t put it into a drawer for a ‘special occasion’. ‘Special occasions’ are the memories that are made while the quilt is in use.

      You have five generations of special occasions. You are a lucky man.
      Ken shot a video of a quilt gifting. The event had just the right feeling. http://youtu.be/Gfz7sXubgi0

  2. I too am married to a quilter. As a matter of fact, Jan was a winner in the East Perry County quilt show at Altenburg two years ago. Ann Hazelwood was a big part of that show, judging and doing seminars on quilting. Jan had looked forward to showing some of her recent quilts at the spring show which they had said they were going to have every other year. I assume they changed their plans to do the red and white quilt exhibit instead. I don’t know much about quilts myself but I know the red and white quilts are very desirable.
    Currently Jan is showing a quilt in a traveling show in Oregon and recently sold several mini-quilts in Houston to support the Alzheimer Initiative. She is currently working on a quilt featuring our Black Lab Dog which she plans to enter in the World Quilt Competition.

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