IS ALL ABOUT QUILTS
ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES
A TRUE AMERICAN ART FORM
April 23-28 is Quilt Week in Paducah, our big sister city
here in West Kentucky. Home to the Museum of the American Quilt Society (MAQS), every year, thousands of quilters descend
on this small Southern city to enjoy the artistry of quilting.
Thanks to the leadership of Rose Berry, our Museum Decorations and Display
Chairperson, Clinton and Hickman County will be celebrating in April, too. Rose has trod all over Clinton and Hickman County
in the last few weeks to bring as many civic organizations, government agencies and individuals into a celebration of quilting.
The Arts Council is sponsoring a quilt square on the pool hall downtown. Volunteers will paint an 8’
foot square Tulip Basket square to hang high on the building. The square will be a permanent installation. Artists of all
ages and stages of life will gather to prepare the board, mask off the pattern and paint it in segments. Installation is planned
for the beginning of Quilt Week.
Students from Hickman County will create individual quilt squares on poster board to hang
in local businesses. High school students created two squares to use at the Hickman County Museum.
old and new, will be displayed at the Museum, The Historical Society Building, Clinton City Hall, Senior Citizen’s Center,
Columbus Belmont Park, the the Women’s Club, Library and in local businesses. A display of Tina Harper’s photographs
of quilts will be in the Hickman County Courthouse. Activities
at this writing include a luncheon at Senior Citizens and a Family Supper evening on the lawn of the Courthouse.