If you love looking at quilts as much as I do, especially looking at quilts that are different, this travel destination is for you. Highlighted today on The Quilt Show, The Quilts of Caohagan is an exhibit at the National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, from now until October 13, 2015.
It is amazing what people in other places do with their skill and love of quilting. Take time to view this short video about the exhibit and then read more about the amazing people of Caohagan, Philippines below continued with the link to the National Quilt Museum.
“To witness how the art of quilting can be both the cultural and economic focal point of an entire community, the National Quilt Museum presents the “Quilts of Caohagan” exhibit. The quilts in this exhibit were all made by over 100 quilters on the tiny island of Caohagan in the Philippines. The quilters on the island work daily to produce quilts that are sold abroad. The income from quilt sales makes up 1/3 of the entire revenue of the island. The work of these extraordinary quilters ultimately funds food, education, housing, and other community necessities. The exhibit will be at The National Quilt Museum from July 10th to October 13th. As an additional treat, two quilters from the island will demonstrate their quilting process for Museum visitors in mid-August.” Continued on the National Quilt Museum website with more information and photos.
The National Quilt Museum is always a wonderful place to visit because of its changing quilt exhibits. The “Quilts of Caohagen” would be an especially interesting exhibit. Let me know if you get a chance to visit the exhibit. I would love to share your experience on this blog.