For the first time, Alaska's quilts will be the subject of an
exhibition. Called "Quilts of Alaska: A Textile Album of the Last
Frontier," it will be a traveling exhibit of the Alaska State
Museum in Juneau and will feature more than 45 quilts or quilted
items from all corners of the state.
Some of the more distinctive quilts were crafted during the 1898
Klondike Gold Rush.
In a partnership between the Pratt Museum in Homer and the Kenai
Visitors and Cultural Center, 30 pieces from the exhibit will be on
display at these two venues from Feb. 1 to March 9.
The exhibit developed out of a project called the Alaska Quilt
Survey, which involved sending volunteers all over the state to
find the historical quilts.
For information, call the Alaska State Museum at (907)