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K-State group sponsoring bus trip to Lincoln to tour International Quilt Studies Center and two quilt exhibits July 19

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

MANHATTAN -- An upcoming bus trip sponsored by The Friends of the Costume and Textile Museum at Kansas State University will take participants to the International Quilt Studies Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, as well as two special exhibits on quilts, also at the university.

The Summer Quilt Tour will be Thursday, July 19, and is open to the public. The cost is $58 and includes bus transportation to and from Lincoln, as well as a box supper; lunch, in Lincoln, is not included in the cost.

In Lincoln, participants will get guided tours of the International Quilt Studies Center; the "Quilting A to Z" exhibit at the Nebraska Museum of History; and the "Depression Era Quilts" exhibit at the University of Nebraska's Hillestad Gallery, where Merikay Waldvogel, quilt historian, will present the guest lecture "Soft Covers for Hard Times."

The quilt center was established in 1997 to encourage the interdisciplinary study of quiltmaking and to promote the preservation of quilting. The center's mission is to collect, preserve, study, exhibit and promote discovery of quilts and quiltmaking traditions from across cultures, countries and time periods.

The tour bus will leave Manhattan at 8:30 a.m. from the Dillard's west parking lot at the Manhattan Town Center. The bus will leave Lincoln around 6 p.m.

Bus seating is limited. To reserve a seat, send checks payable to the KSU Foundation/FCTM to the Friends of the Costume and Textile Museum, Dept. of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design, 225 Justin Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506. Checks should be received by Friday, July 6.

For more information, contact Mary Don Peterson at 785-539-8429.

Sources: Mary Don Peterson, 785-532-8429; and Marla Day, 785-532-1328, mday@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Beth Bohn, 785-532-6415, bbohn@k-state.edu

This article was posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design.