The Quilting Project
The Bellevue Arts Museum is proud to present their upcoming event, The Quilting Project, on June 24th from 12 to 2 pm. Led by a professional quilter, the event provides a cool opportunity to learn about the history, purpose and cultural significance of quilting. Time at the end of the event will be dedicated to workshop where people can create their very own square. Finally, the quilt squares created during the workshop will be showcased in the BAM’s “Bold Expressions” gallery, alongside African American Quilts from the renowned Collection of Corrine Riley.
The Quilting Project is only one of hundreds of events the museum hosts throughout the year. Unlike other art museums that primarily focus on creations of established artists, the BAM centers on being an interactive, community establishment. Hosting workshops like The Quilting Project is a core part of the Bellevue Arts Museum’s mission to be the Pacific Northwest's center for the exploration of art, craft and design through exhibitions, educational programs and partnerships.
Originally opened in 2000 as the Bellevue Art Museum, the BAM closed in 2003 due to lack of funds. But after a fundraising effort and shift in focus from fine art to design and craft, the museum reopened in 2005, along with a change of name to the Bellevue Arts Museum to reflect the new mission. The BAM has been flourishing ever since.
Exhibits reflect a variety of artistic mediums, including but not limited to glasswork, woodwork, sculpture, clay, textiles and installations. The creations are produced by both local and national artists, established and experimenter.
Find more details about the event here.