Ethnic Heritage Museum, 1129 S. Main St., Rockford
Visit the Ethnic Heritage Museums’ quilt displays. Civil War quilts and Rockford quilts are on display. Come out and enjoy some patchwork which demonstrates local history and creativity. Come see ethnic quilts from southwest Rockford along with sesquicentennial Civil War Circa quilts. The museum is open on Sundays or by appointment on weekdays by calling the number below.
From August 19 – Sept 30, mention “hideaway” and get a free raffle ticket for a chance to win the quilt. The tickets are usually $2, so take advantage of this special offer.
www.ethnicheritagemuseum.org | 815.962.7402
Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St., Rockford
Check out unique quilt displays at Veterans Memorial Hall. Enjoy a quilt that is made of fabric squares from actual civil war uniforms; view a quilt made from real military camouflage and patches; or enjoy other themes of valor and patriotism.
Mention “hideaway” between August 19 – Oct 15th and receive a free hand-painted Veterans Memorial Hall Christmas ornament (while supplies last)
www.veteransmemorialhall.com | 815.969.1999
Tinker Cottage Museum, 411 Kent St., Rockford
Enjoy the special quilt display; “One Piece at a Time: A Look at Nineteenth Century Quilt Making,” When you visit Tinker Cottage.
Mention “Hideaway” between August 19 – Sept 30 and get $2 off a guided cottage tour. A printed copy of this offer must be displayed to redeem the offer.
www.tinkercottage.com | 815.964.2424
Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd., Rockford
Browse through several creative and color quilts when you check out “Stitches and Scraps: Quilts from the Museum’s Collection.” These beautiful displays are sure to impress quilt enthusiasts of all backgrounds.
Mention “hideaway” between August 19 – Sept 2 and receive a free postcard of Harlem Amusement Park
www.midwayvillage.com | 815.397.9112
Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St., Rockford
Rockford Art Museum is home to the Hager Collection of self-taught African American Art, one of the few collections of its kind. “Hager Collection: Gee’s Bend Quilts” features a dozen works on loan from the Hager family’s personal collection of quilts made by self-taught African American female artists
Most of the exhibiting artists are members of the Gee’s Bend Quilter’s Collective. This small group of women from an isolated area in southwest Alabama known as Gene’s Bend, earned critical and popular acclaim—and comparisons to Amish quilters and modern art masters–during the “Quilts of Gee’s Bend” traveling exhibition nearly a decade ago.
www.rockfordartmuseum.org | 815.968.2787
Erlander Home Museum, 404 S. Third St., Rockford
Visit Rockford’s home for Swedish heritage and history. Take advantage of the creative patchwork on display in the historic Erlander Home. Quilt displays are sure to inspire and captivate viewers.
www.swedishhistorical.org | 815.963.5559
Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main St., Rockford
Klehm Arboretum is proud to host a three month botanical quilt installation, “Through the Branches: A Quilter’s Perspective.” Don’t miss this exceptional display of birds, flowers, animals and trees depicted in applique by Quilt Artist Claire Powers. A collection of 20 quilt pieces of intricate design with titles such as “Every Garden Needs a Prince Charming,” “Autumn Nosegay,” and “The Case of the Vanishing Vase” will thrill and excite viewers of all ages.
www.klehm.org | 815.965.8146