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Last Chance to See "Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection"

The final stop and last chance to see filmmaker Ken Burns' personal collection of historical American quilts on a rare public tour starts March 5, 2022 when Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection opens at Peoria Riverfront Museum in Illinois.

Mr. Burns is set to discuss his quilt collection with the museum March 2, 2022 during a special virtual event. You can register online at

Along with the Ken Burns exhibit will be:

  • A rotating 'featured quilt' by makers from the area to be displayed in museum's foyer. Quilts will represent a variety of genres (traditional, appliqué, modern, etc.). Several of these quilts have won national awards and/or been featured in publications.
  • A display case featuring approximately 30 toy sewing machines.
  • A decoy carvers exhibit (Masterworks of the Illinois River) featuring the works the most notable carvers from across the country.

Quilt Related Programs

  • Senior (60+) Morning Lecture Series-Teresa Duryea Wong: Hello Modern Art, Meet Antique Quilts, March 16 at 10:30am. The seniors will be in person, Teresa will Zoom.
  • Plans for Teresa to hold an in-person program. TBD
  • Linzee Kull McCray (Show 2408) will be a featured speaker with a lecture on Feed sacks. April 2@ at 2:00 p.m
  • Members of the Gems of the Prairie Quilters Guild are partnering with the museum exhibition. They will be docents for the exhibit, and give quilting demonstrations every Saturday from 1-3 in the foyer of the museum. 

See full press release below:

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