stitches in time

By Jenny Elig

You’ve read in South about Hoosiers’ contributions to the world of fiber arts; now see historical and contemporary quilts in person. The Eiteljorg Museum’s new exhibit, “Quilts: Uncovering Women’s Stories,” features 30 examples of contemporary and historic textile art pieces, spanning from the early 1800s to the present. Open through Aug. 9, “Quilts” admission is included with regular museum admission. Accompanying public events, all at the Eiteljorg Museum, 500 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, include:

March 21: At 1 p.m. is a presentation by Carolyn Mazloomi, artist, author, historian and founder of Women of Color Quilters Network. At 3:30 p.m. is a by-reservation exhibit preview party; visit for details.

April 11: Join Leigh Layton from INfiber and Mary Ellen Straughn of the Quilters Guild of Indianapolis to learn how to make quilted postcards. Registration required at

May 9: Hand-stitch a quilt square and enjoy an adult beverage during a workshop with Heather Givens of Crimson Tate. No experience required; attendees must be age 21+. Registration required at