BRIGHAM CITY -- Quilt-lovers are in for some earth-shattering news: The National Quilt Invitational Exhibit at the Brigham City Museum-Gallery is closing early.
The quilt show ends Aug. 18, giving folks who wanted to see the display 10 fewer days than originally announced. The cause of the early closure is to prevent damage from something that is actually earth-shattering -- an earthquake. The Brigham City Museum-Gallery is undergoing a seismic upgrade from Aug. 20 through early October, and the quilts need to be removed before construction begins.
The exhibit features art quilts by Dianna Grundhauser of Makawao, Hawaii. Other nationally known quilters invited to show their work are Marta Amundson of Wyoming, Kathie Briggs and Lenore Crawford of Michigan, Patty Hawkins of Colorado, and Washington's Kathy McNeil. Several Utah quilt artists are also included.
The exhibit can be seen 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, in the gallery at 24 N. 300 West.
The museum's history displays will be closed for construction beginning Aug. 13. The seismic upgrade also means that there will be no Peach Days art or literary competitions this year.
The museum should be ready to open again by Nov. 10, for a national traveling exhibit about Carnaval observances in eight communities from Laza, Spain, to New Orleans.
For more information, call the museum at 435-226-1439 or visit www.brighamcitymuseum.org.