National Great Rivers Museum hosts “Our World: A Slice of Life” Temporary Quilt Exhibit

Published Jan. 29, 2013

Alton, Ill. – The National Great Rivers Museum is currently displaying a unique quilt project handcrafted by the Missouri Fiber Artists. This quilt was created by 14 different fiber artists who wanted to make a quilt using an unexpected shape. They decided on “Our World” as the theme and set out to make a round quilt. Each artist was asked to make a wedge-shaped piece that reflected their favorite place or time on Earth. The idea was for them to each create their own “slice of life”.

Each of them worked independently on their wedges. Only after all of them were completed did they came together to assemble their “world” for the first time. The artists were surprised to see that once the quilt was assembled, approximately 70% of the themes were water related. This is the same percentage of the Earth that is covered with water!

Make sure to visit the National Great Rivers Museum before February 22nd to see this one of a kind quilt.  View their art and tell us what your “slice of life” is! 

  The National Great Rivers Museum is located off River Heritage Parkway (IL Hwy 143) at #2 Lock & Dam Way, Alton, IL 62024, adjacent to the Melvin Price Locks & Dam. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and has free admission and daily tours of the locks and dam. For more information, call 618-462-6979 or toll free 877-462-6979, or go online to You can also find us on Facebook at
Angie Smith

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