Events

Painted Quilts from the Hopi Mesas

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01/15/2022
Date: Oct 22 - Apr 30
Venue: International Quilt Museum
Location: 1523 N 33rd St.
Ticket Price: $8 Adults, $6 Seniors (age 65+), $4 Child (age 5-18), Free for Child (under 5) and UNL faculty, staff and students, $16 Family (up to two adults with dependent children or grandchildren 18 and under)
Time: 10am-4pm Tues.-Sat.
Phone: (402) 472-6549

The Hopi people of northeast Arizona live in 12 villages dotted across what are referred to as First Mesa, Second Mesa, and Third Mesa. They have a long history of producing beautiful cotton and wool blankets, robes, belts, and ceremonial sashes. Quiltmaking became a tradition after its introduction to Hopi women by Christian missionaries more than 100 years ago. Hopi artists draw upon designs unique to their culture, often seen in pottery and baskets. The IQM exhibit features painted quilts of a wide variety, made for wedding and baby gifts, for family use, for personal satisfaction, and sometimes for sale.