Quilt Shows

Quilt Shows (near and far)

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Nearby Quilt Shows

The AIDS Quilt blocks coming to Wilmington, December 1-15

The NAMES Project Foundation works with hundreds of partners across the country to orchestrate more than 1,000 displays (of the AIDS quilt) every year in schools, universities, places of worship, corporations and community centers. On World AIDS Day, December 1st of each year,  more than 1/2 of The Quilt goes on display around the nation and more than a half a million people experienced the power of The Quilt first hand.

Today, The AIDS Memorial Quilt is an epic, 54-ton tapestry that includes more than 49,000 panels dedicated to more than 96,000 individuals. It is the premiere symbol of the AIDS pandemic and the largest piece of community art in the world – a living memorial to a generation lost to AIDS and our most potent HIV prevention education tool.

The Frank Harr Foundation is proud to be bringing to Wilmington 20+ blocks of the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, each with up to 8 individual obituary panels. In cooperation with many local and statewide community partners, these panels will be on display at up to 8-9 venues around town, including the Cameron Art Museum, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Unitarian Universalist Church, MCC Church, St Steven’s AME, Temple Israel, and the Hannah Block Center.

Cameron Art Museum will be in charge of curating and hosting the ticketed opening reception on the evening of Saturday,  November 30, 2019. There will be food, music, cash bar and all galleries will be open.
Starting on World AIDS Day, Sunday, December 1, through Sunday, December 15, 2019 all venues will be exhibiting these examples of this most marvelous American art craft.

Quilt Block workshops

You don’t have to be an artist or sewing expert to create a moving personal tribute remembering a life lost to AIDS, but you do have to make a panel in order to add a name to The Quilt. Panels might be created using paint, needlework, iron-on transfers, handmade appliques, etc.; any remembrance is appropriate. 
We are offering a panel making workshop to assist friends and family realize their desire to memorialize a loved one. You may choose to create a panel privately or just wish to gets some ideas or discuss your thoughts. Volunteer sewers will be on hand to help.
Panel Making Workshop Schedule
December 2, 9, and 16 at 6:15pm to 9:00pm
January 6 and 13 at 6:15 to 9:00pm
December 14 and 21 at 1:15pm to 4:15pm
January 4, 11, and 18 at 1:15pm to 4:15pm
Panel Making Workshop Location
Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, 120 S 2nd St, Wilmington, NC
If you have any questions regarding the panel making workshop, or interest n volunteering as a sewer to help others make their panels, please reach out to Deborah at quincydk@gmail.com

2020 Quilt Shows

  • Feb 26-29 Quilt Week, Daytona Beach (AQS)
  • Feb 27-March 1, Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Hampton, VA (Mancuso Quiltfest)
  • March 25-28 Quilt Week Lancaster- Downtown (AQS)
  • April 22-25 Quilt Week, Paducah (AQS)
  • April 30-May 2, Quiltfest, Greenville SC (Mancuso Quiltfest)
  • August 20-22, Original Sewing and Quilt Expo, Raleigh, NC
  • Sept. 11-14, Fall Quilt Week, Paducah (AQS)
  • Sept 25-27, Quilt Week, Charleston (AQS)

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