Broward Quilt Expo is proud to announce its inaugural Broward Quilters’ Airing of the Quilts event.
An “airing of the quilts” is a traditional outdoor event in many communities across the United States and around the world. Airings range from simple displays of quilts on clotheslines to “takeovers” of entire towns such as the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, OR.
The Broward Quilters’ Airing of the Quilts will take place at the historic Stranahan House Museum on the Tarpon River in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Built by Frank Stranahan in 1901 as a trading post and converted into a residence for Frank and his wife, Ivy, in 1906, the house is the oldest surviving structure in Broward County. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and today operates as a historic house museum.
This event is an opportunity for Broward County quilters to bring our work into the community and to celebrate our art. It is a chance to share the unique history of quilting and quiltmakers with our visitors. We’ll be displaying quilts on the two covered porches of the house, along the fencing around the house perimeter, and between trees.
Our event is taking place during Fort Lauderdale Art & Design Week (January 19–27, 2019), a result of the desire to unite all of Fort Lauderdale’s arts and cultural institutions in a celebration of everything art and culture throughout the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. The ultimate goal in creating this week is to establish Fort Lauderdale as an international cultural destination.
Please join us for this beautiful celebration of the art of quilting.