Quilt show hours extended!

On display in the East Room of the White House.

Okay, we get it:  you REALLY  like quilts!  Even though we seem to be cursed with miserable weather for our events this year (pouring rain during the Lincoln exhibit grand opening, record heat during the quilt show), visitors have turned out in droves to see quilts made by loving hands for families in Hancock County.

In the face of such an overwhelming response — and with the promise of fairer weather that will make it possible for some who could not venture out in such heat — we’ve extended our quilt show through the 14th of July.  Museum hours are posted on the left side of your screen.

Thank you for such wonderful support and interest in Hancock County heritage!

Okay, we get it! You REALLY like quilts —


Historic and Contemporary Quilts on display June 30 – July 14, 2012

Log Cabin by Marlene Beeler and Carpenter’s Wheel by Sally McPherson. Just a few of the quilts on display through 14 July.

Update:  Due to overhwelming popular demand, we’re extending show dates through Saturday, 14 July!  We are open Saturdays from 12-4, Monday through Friday from 10-4.  We will also be open Sunday, 7 July, from 1-4.  Thank you for making this show such a rousing success!

As part of the celebration of the city of Carthage’s 175th anniversary, the Hancock County Piecemakers are sponsoring a quilt show at the Kibbe Museum from June 30th – July 8th.

The emphasis of this show is quilts made by loving hands for family and friends. This is your opportunity to view quilts, some of them quite old, and learn something of the stories behind their creation. In contrast to the usual approach of hanging quilts for exhibition, the Kibbe show will display quilts at home among other artifacts of daily life from long ago.

Admission is free.

Museum hours during this event are 1-4 pm Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 on the July 4th holiday, and 10-4 on regular weekdays.