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Sun City Bicentennial Quilt part of West Valley Art Museum exhibit

Posted 11/30/23

A new art exhibit in Peoria showcases more than 40 colorful and diverse fiber art quilts, with each piece expressing a rich story that resonates during this time of the year.

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Sun City Bicentennial Quilt part of West Valley Art Museum exhibit

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A new art exhibit in Peoria showcases more than 40 colorful and diverse fiber art quilts, with each piece expressing a rich story that resonates during this time of the year.

The West Valley Art Museum’s “Quilts That Tell A Story” exhibit is located on the first floor of Peoria City Hall, 8401 W. Monroe St. The museum is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, and from noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays.

One of the special pieces on exhibit is the Sun City Bicentennial Quilt created by residents in 1976. Sun City clubs and organizations in that era stitched a square on for one side of the quilt. Residents sewed patriotic symbols for the reverse side of the quilt.

All the pieces were assembled into a large quilt that was first displayed during the July 4, 1976 celebration. This quilt has been on public display only six times.

Several traditional hand-made quilts from earlier time periods that are part of the WVAM permanent art collection are also on display.

Visit wvam.org or call 623-972-0635.

A look at some of the quilts on display in the “Quilts That Tell A Story” exhibit in Peoria.
A look at some of the quilts on display in the “Quilts That Tell A Story” exhibit in Peoria.
“Navajo Boy With Truck,” by Glendale artist LeAnn Hileman, is on display in the West Valley Art Museum.
“Navajo Boy With Truck,” by Glendale artist LeAnn Hileman, is on display in the West Valley Art Museum.
Two works by Silver City, New Mexico, artist Lynn Welsch are part of the “Quilts That Tell A Story” exhibit.
Two works by Silver City, New Mexico, artist Lynn Welsch are part of the “Quilts That Tell A Story” exhibit.

“3547 Red Fox Circle,” by Sun City artist Sandra Branjord, is on display in the West Valley Art Museum.
“3547 Red Fox Circle,” by Sun City artist Sandra Branjord, is on display in the West Valley Art Museum.