“Native Quilting Traditions” Quilt Submission Information

To Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions

On Display from July 8, 2018 to September 30, 2018

We would be delighted for you to share your quilt for this exhibit.

If you are interested in displaying a quilt, please read the following information for forms, guidelines and procedures. It can be any size, shape or pattern. It can be a new quilt or one you inherited from family or friends. The featured traveling exhibit this year is To Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions, but your quilt doesn’t have to be related to Native America quilting at all. We like to enhance each traveling quilt exhibit by displaying 25-30 local quilts to showcase the talent and creativity of Kansas quilters.

To Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions traveling exhibit is comprised of 29 quilts so we only have space in the Special Exhibitions Gallery for 25-30 Kansas quilts. All quilts will be accepted into the show on a first-to-notify basis so please return your COMPLETED Quilt Exhibition Information Sheet as soon as possible. The quilt you are planning to bring cannot have been previously displayed at the Stauth Museum.

Please fill out the Quilt Exhibition Information Sheet, available here, as your reservation to hold one of these spaces. The first 25-30 of these completed forms returned to the museum will get the coveted exhibit spaces. Please be as complete as possible when filling in the information so everyone can enjoy your quilt and its history. Please return the form along with a photograph of your quilt to the Museum through one of the following methods:

  • Bring your completed form to the Stauth Memorial Museum
  • E-mail it to stauthm@ucom.net
  • Mail it to the museum at PO Box 396, Montezuma KS 67867-0396.

The deadline for returning this information sheet is Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

Deliver your quilt to the Museum during the period of June 22nd thru June 27th.

Important notes about how your quilt will be displayed:

  • If you want your quilt to HANG, it must have a hanging sleeve sewn along the top edge on the back of the quilt.
  • If you feel your quilt is too fragile to hang, we do have quilt racks that the quilt can be folded over for display.
  • If your quilt does not have a hanging sleeve when it is delivered to the museum, it will be displayed folded over a quilt rack.

Please make sure you mark the correct hanging method on your information sheet, e.g. HANG or FOLD. It is critical that we know the correct measurements of your quilt if it is to be hung. For quilts to be hung, the height is how long the quilt is and width is the size of the quilt where the hanging sleeve is sewn. If your quilt is to be folded on a quilt rack, the exact dimensions aren’t as important.

When we receive your completed Quilt Information Sheet we will call you to set up a delivery time to bring your quilt to the museum, for a quick and easy check-in process.

Delivery hours will be from 10:00am-12 Noon and 1:00pm-5:00pm Friday, June 22nd thru Wednesday, June 27th. We will not be accepting quilts on Sunday, June 24th as that is the day of the Artist Reception for our current exhibit, Western Kansas Art “Hang-In” 2018. If you are unable to bring your quilt at those times, special appointments for an evening delivery time may be arranged. If you have not received a call to set up your quilt delivery after we should have received your Information Sheet, please call (620)846-2527 to set up your delivery time.

Please view a SAMPLE copy of the Loan Agreement, available here, as you will be required to sign when you deliver your quilt. Please read it before you bring your quilt for display. For legal reasons, the present owner of the quilt must sign an original Loan Agreement Form when delivering the quilt to the Museum. In accordance to museum policy, the quilt OWNER must deliver AND pickup their own quilt. We are not allowed to accept any exhibit items unless the owner brings the item to the museum and signs the loan agreement in person. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and realize some quilts may not be eligible for display because of this guideline.

After the exhibit closes, please remember you will need to make arrangements to pick up your quilt on Tuesday, October 2nd, Wednesday, October 3rd or Thursday, October 4th as we do not have a place to store the quilts while we prepare for the next exhibition, Christmas Traditions of Southwest Kansas 2018 that will open on October 14, 2018. All quilts must be picked up no later than 5:00 on Wednesday, October 4, 2018. Again, no one other than the owner will be allowed to pick up the quilt from the Museum.

Please feel free to call the Museum at 620-846-2527 with any questions you might have and/or to set up your delivery appointment. Museum Hours are Tue -Sat 9:00-12 1:00-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. Remember, we are closed on Mondays and all major holidays so we will not be available to take your calls on those days.

Admission is always free to the Museum, but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for the temporary and traveling exhibits we host each year!

Download and fill out the Quilt Information Form here.

Download and read the Sample Loan Agreement here.