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RMQM's New Exhibits: Here Come the Judges plus Tobacco Silks Reimagined

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Event Titles: Here Come the Judges | Certified Judges Exhibit and Tobacco Silks Reimagined Solo Exhibit
Location: Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 200 Violet Street; Suite 140, Golden, CO 80401
Event Dates: July 19 – October 16, 2021
Hours: The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is open daily: 10-4 Monday through Sunday
Admission: Adults: $10, Seniors 65+: $9, Students & Military w/ID: $5, Children 6 – 12: $5, under 6: Free

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In the Main Gallery: Here Come the Judges | Certified Judges Exhibit
The artists and quilts showcased in this RMQM exhibit are all professionally trained quilt judges, and dedicated quilters. Many of the quilts have won national awards, publication, and other acclaim. The group members not only judge local, national, and international shows; they also enter quilt competitions, write patterns, operate longarm-quilting machines and provide quilting services. The members belong to The National Association of Certified Quilt Judges. They are from all over the United Sates. Certified judges believe in fairness, objectivity, a positive approach, and a broad and deep knowledge of quilting techniques, color, design, and history. These qualities allow all quilt makers to receive a consistent, meaningful critique as well as recognition of skill and achievement for the ribbon winners.

In the Northeast Gallery: Tobacco Silks Reimagined | Greta Mikkelsen Solo Exhibit
Tobacco silks are unique relics from the late 1800s and early 1900s that were included in tobacco products to entice smokers and create brand loyalty. Printed on lustrous fabric, they featured illustrations of all manner of subjects, reproduced in fine detail and vivid color. Proving their value in the promotion of tobacco, the silks became highly sought after and, as collector’s items, are still in demand nearly a century after their manufacture ceased. Women were among the most avid collectors of tobacco silks, often sewing them into quilts and other household items. As such, women proved to be a new and vulnerable target of tobacco marketing.
Greta Mikkelsen has taken these delicate works of art, quilts made of silk taffeta, silk dupioni, vintage silk sari and kimono fabrics, hand-dyed silk ribbon, vintage lace, glass beads, and rayon embroidery floss. Her work is entirely done by hand to maintain the integrity of the medium and to enhance the tactility of the materials.
RMQM is proud to present our latest exceptional exhibits that you will not want to miss.

For more information on events and classes at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, visit: http://www.rmqm.org

Some facts about the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum:
--The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum was incorporated as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in 1982; RMQM opened in 1990 in downtown Golden, Colorado, with a gift of 101 quilts from the personal collection of founder Eugenia Mitchell.
--RMQM was the third quilt museum in the United States in 1990 and is now one of eleven dedicated quilt museums in the country.
--RMQM has a global reach welcoming visitors from six continents, multiple countries and each of the United States.
--Two galleries host eight exhibits per year—displaying over 250 quilts, historical and contemporary art quilts from the museum’s collection, as well as quilts by national and regional quilt artists. Exhibitions range from traditional to contemporary, each with a unique style and theme.

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