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Baldwin City named Quilt Capital of Kansas

Kansas Senate Resolution No. 1711, introduced by Senator Tom Holland
designating Baldwin City as the Quilt Capital of Kansas
passed on Thursday, February 14, 2019.
Senator Holland is pictured with Sharon Vesecky and her
sister Lauretha Rowe in the Kansas Senate Chamber.

The quilt they are holding, made by Sharon Vesecky and
featured as a "Quilt of the Day" at the 2018 Kansas State Fair,
is a variation of
Jinny Beyer's Moon Glow pattern.

Read Senate Resolution No. 1711 here

Learn more about the history of quilting in Baldwin City, Kansas

Baldwin City's "Sister City" relationship with Riviersonderend, South Africa

Timeless Stitches articles by Sharon Vesecky and Liz Granberg-Jerome

Quilt Capital of Kansas featured textile art gallery exhibits and speakers:

    Sankofa: Lessons Learned by Marla Arna Jackson, Lumberyard Arts Center Featured Textile Artist, 2 Feb 2023
    Digital Machine Embroidery by Suzanne Ashley, Lumberyard Arts Center Featured Textile Artist, 24 June 2024

Classes offered in collaboration between Quilters' Paradise and the Lumberyard Arts Center through the Quilt Capital of Kansas initiative.

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About Quilters' Paradise

Quilters' Paradise Quilt Shop, owned and run by Sharon Vesecky, opened its doors in its current location on January 3, 1989.