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2021
Quilt Extravaganza!

 

A  WHS Fundraising Event

Location: The 1855 Harris-Kearney House

When: September 4 - October 30, 2021

Every Weekend

MORE THAN JUST AN EXHIBIT OF OLD QUILTS... Our featured exhibitor is TAMMY REID, whose husband Andy is the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.

 

Over 60 out of 100 quilts from her collection will be on display every Saturday and Sunday, September 4th - October 30th, between 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, along with the historical Harris House quilts.  Private tours available on weekdays.

In addition to Tammy’s quilts, there will be a QUILT SALE by expert quilters of any style of quilt, quilt guilds and quilt related vendors during both of the Westport and Plaza Art Fairs, on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays in September. To participate and sell your quilts, visit Quilts on the Lawn Applications.

If you would like more information as an attendee, a presenter, vendor or sponsor, stay updated by:

  1. Emailing 2021QuiltExtravaganzaKC@gmail.com

  2. Checking back soon on www.westporthistorical.com 

  3. Following our Facebook group for updates

Volunteers Can Sign-up HERE:

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Tammy Reid

Mission

We believe Quilting is an Art Form, and much more. Our goal is to offer everything related to Art of Quilting between 1850-Today with activities to fit anyone’s experience level and interests: from the non-quilters like Tammy and every level between the highly experienced quilters to our young, new generation of quilters and quilt wannabes.

 

Activities

 

Quilting activites, courses and workshops will span topics covering mid-1800s quilts-today and every style of quilt you can imagine including today's modern and artsy quilts. Three quilting catagories will cover historical topics and techniques, art and technical themes, and topics aimed at  the business of quilting. Activities will be offered for children and junior quilters: grade school and high school aged quilters or their parents. 

 

In addition, we will host a QUILT SALE on the weekends during both of the Westport and Plaza Art Fairs: the 2nd and 4th Saturdays in September. More details will be posted soon.

Just to Name a Few...

Tammy's Talk on September 11th will be "Every Quilt has a Story" and is about her collection. Friday evening, September 10th will be a reception honoring Tammy. 

 

Dakota Redford, the Director of the Missouri Quilt Museum,  will present "Why Old Things Matter" along with more topics throughout the two months.

 

Carol Elmore is an AQS Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles with thirty years of quilting experience. Not only will Carol be available for quilt appraisal appointments, a couple of Carol’s quilt history presentations will include fun acitivities like a trunk show of "Mamie Eisenhower's quilts” and the history of aprons where you will be invited to show and tell about  your favorite one.

 

Marla Jackson is a world renouned visual narrative quilt artist who teaches students African American history through art. Marla who lives in Lawrence Kansas and is the owner of Marla Quilts Inc African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy who will inspire any generation of artists with her stories and topics. 

Did you know Kansas City is the home to Quilt and Textile Collections, a business which manages the Poos Collection? It is one of the largest privately held quilt and textile collections in the world. The Collection has an emphasis on pre-1860 quilts from France, Britain, and the United States and Lori Lee Triplett, a co-founder, will be one of our presenters.

Sign me up!

The list of other well know experts in the world of quilting along with our full schedule, course list and ticket fees plus how to register will be announced and posted soon on here and on our Facebook page, or you can get on our email mail list now to receive updates by contacting 2021QuiltExtravaganzaKC@gmail.com.

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Click below to Volunteer, apply to Participate in our Quilts on the Lawn SALE, see the Course List, or Become a Sponsor

Questions?  Please Contact Us: 

 
Alana Smith Westport Historical Society President and 1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum Director

Marty Wiedenmann Jarvis 2021 Quilt Extravaganza Volunteer Exhibition Director