Press Release: July 28, 2010
National Archives at Kansas City
National Archives and the Quilters Guild of Greater Kansas City to host Family Fun Day with Kathy Moore and Edie McGinis
For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072
Kansas City, (MO)…On August 7 the National Archives at Kansas City and the Quilters Guild of Greater Kansas City will host a Family Fun Day for the public. From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. families can participate in a variety of fun hands-on activities relating to quilting. Visitors can also tour the exhibition Partisan Pieces: Quilts of Political and Patriotic Persuasion.
Family fun activities will include:
- All day – Quilt activities for the whole family including children’s “make and take” quilt activities; along with stitching squares; sidewalk-chalk quilting; a scavenger hunt; and quilting demonstrations by the Quilters Guild of Greater Kansas City. Self-guided tours of the new National Archives facility and exhibits, Partisan Pieces: Quilts of Political and Patriotic Persuasion and Mugged!: Facing Life at Leavenworth, will be available. Plan to visit The Kansas City Store at the National Archives for quilt-related shopping.
- Noon - Kathy Moore, Partisan Pieces exhibition curator and scholar will talk about how the exhibit was created at the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln, NE.
- 2:00 p.m. – Local author and quilter, Edie McGinis will present a trunk show on The Kansas City Star quilt designs and sign copies of her books.
All activities are free of charge. Free parking is available for visitors at the National Archives, with additional parking available in the Union Station Parking Garage on the west side of Union Station.
About the speakers and partners
Eddie McGinis is a veteran quilter of 25 years. She is a member of the American Quilter’s society; the Quilters guild of Kansas City, and the Calico Cut-ups Quilting Club of Independence, Missouri. Among her accomplishments include being the author of five books written about the Kansas City Star quilt patterns and the numerous quilting classes and lectures she teaches.
Kathleen L. Moore, is a graduate of Auburn University (1982) with a master’s degree in American history and a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2005) with a master’s degree in textile history and museum studies with an emphasis on quilt history. In addition, Moore curated the Partisan Pieces exhibition as a graduate student at the University of Nebraska.
The Quilters Guild of Greater Kansas City works to promote and stimulate the knowledge and appreciation of quilting. Founded in 1975 they conduct and support programs and services for the education of all interested persons in the skills and techniques of the quilting arts.
The National Archives at Kansas City is one of 13 facilities nationwide where the public has access to Federal archival records. It is home to more than 50,000 cubic feet of historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by nearly 100 Federal agencies. Serving the Central Plains Region, the archives holds records from the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The facility is located at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108. It is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for research, with the exhibits open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit us online.
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