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Caohagan Quilt Exhibit

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Going to be in the Paducah KY area this summer?  Be sure to stop by the National Quilt Museum to see this and many other wonderful quilt exhibits

A Small Miracle of a Southern Island: Quilts of Caohagan

July 10 - October 13
How did quilt making become a means of expression on an island in the Philippines? Discover the miracle for yourself with these joyous quilts.

A Small Miracle of a Southern Island:  Quilts of Caohagan 

Distinctive is an apt descriptor for the quilts of Caohagan Island. The colors and patterns evoke the tropical environs, while the handicraft is of the greatest caliber. Another unique aspect of all Caohagan's quilts is that each one is washed in the sea and line-dried in radiant sunlight. The results are quilts that evoke a far-away place but retain a human touch to which anyone who views them can relate.


Part of a seven-island atoll, Caohagan, pictured below, is home to just 600 permanent residents. About 100 of these residents are quilters. The income from the sale of these quilts is a key to the island's sustainability. The revenue from quilt sales makes up 1/3 of the entire revenue of the island. The work from these extraordinary quilters ultimately funds food, education, housing, and other community necessities.

"Caohagan's quilters are a testament to not only the power of quilting, but the power of community," explains National Quilt Museum CEO, Frank Bennett. "Theirs is a lesson worth taking to heart, and we're proud to exhibit their exceptional work.""

                                                             One of seven islands of the Phillipines.

A Miracle of a Small Island: Quilts of Caohagan, will be on exhibit through October 13, 2015. Please visit QuiltMuseum.org/Caohagan for more information.

Interested in learning more about Caohagan artists and their quilts? Guided tours are available daily from 10:30pm until 3:30pm.
Join two of Caohagan's expert quilters as they demonstrate their technique and quilting process for Museum visitors, August 7th through August 21st, 2015