Quilting is booming! Even in a modern day of high tech and other distractions of fast-paced lives, the centuries-old art of creating quilts has been seeing a resurgence throughout the U.S. In Independence, the museum hosts an annual Quilt Fair. The 2019 event will be May 10-June 8, 2019, with public viewing hours during normal museum hours.
This event is held every two years. The quilts are judged in eight different categories; pieced,hand quilted; appliqued, hand quilted; embroidered, hand quilted; pieced, machine quilted; small quilts/wall hangings; antique; appliqued and embroidered machine quilted. The entry fee is $5 per piece with a limit of 3 per category. To enter a quilt, contact the museum for an order form.