Nationally Known Artist Peggie Hartwell Hosting Workshops in Grand Island

GRAND ISLAND, STUHR MUSEUM – Stuhr Museum is extremely proud to host National Quilt Artist Peggie Hartwell for a series of adult and youth workshops on October 7 through 10. These classes are free to the public and pre-registration is required.

Hartwell, whose “Voice on Cloth” exhibit is currently on display in the Stuhr Building, is nationally known for her blend of storytelling and textile arts. She was part of the “Quilted Conscience” program several years ago and will be returning to Stuhr Museum for two days of workshops in Grand Island. These programs are being offered free of charge due to the incredible support of the Nebraska Arts Council; Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Humanities Nebraska, the Stuhr Museum Foundation, Main Stay Suites and Material Girl of Grand Island. Her programs include:

Working with the Soul of the Fabric – 10:30 am – 4:30 pm Wednesday, October 7 & Thursday, October 8 at Material Girl, 3415 State Street Suite B in Grand Island. Create facial portraits and/or landscapes using the “Soul of the Fabric” approach of using hand dyed batik fabrics to explore shades in new ways. Discover how “hidden in plain sight” beneath the top dominant color is the “soul” of the fabric – or a softer shade of the dominant color. Supplies will be provided. Please remember to bring a picture of a facial portrait or still life.

Storytelling Quilt Workshops for Youth – 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 10th at Stuhr Museum. Workshop for youth grades 3-6. This class introduces participants to quilt-making as a historic art form while exploring various sewing techniques, including embellishments and writing on fabric.

Both these events are free and limited space is available. For more information or to register contact Kari Stofer, Stuhr Curator at (308) 385-5316 ext. 241 or via email at