Something to Bee: Quilts covered in Alaskan exhibition

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) 465-2901.

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