Museum hosting 13th Quilt Nihon exhibit

    The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts is hosting the 13th Quilt Nihon exhibit through Sept. 23.
    The international exhibition sponsored by the Japan Handicraft Instructors’ Association is supported by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. It is the largest quilting contest in Japan and was designed to promote patchwork and quilting.
    The 13th Quilt Nihon competition drew 341 quilt entries from 12 countries. Judging took place in November 2015, and 79 quilts in traditional and contemporary categories were selected for display at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in April 2016.
    The traveling exhibition features 36 of the quilts, all by Japanese makers.
    Other activities at the museum this summer include:
    Free family fun day on Sunday, July 15.
    Dye lab at summer camp beginning Tuesday, July 17.
    Beginning weaving classes with                 Catherine Jautz Bailey on Thursday, July 19.
    Junior dye lab at the summer camp beginning Monday, July 23.
    Nature to inspire dyed designs at summer camp beginning Tuesday, July 24.
       The quilt story road show starting         Friday, August 17.
    A whimsical selfie quilt workshop with Laurie Ceesay on Saturday, September 15.
     The museum at N50 W5050 Portland Rd., Cedarburg, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.
    For more information, call 546-0300 or visit



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