Quilts in Bloom
September 22 - October 14
10 am - 4 pm daily
$2 admission donation appreciated by all visitors
Every fall Olbrich's atrium is blooming with an amazing array of original art quilts. Visitors will marvel at the beautiful landscape quilts that from a distance could be mistaken for a painting. The show also exhibits traditional patchwork quilting in a variety of patterns and colors. A rainbow of chrysanthemums and other fall foliage are arranged to highlight the color palettes in each quilt!
The challenge quilter with the most votes was letter "J" titled "Koi III" by Sue Jackan.
Quilts in Bloom is sponsored by:
Art Quilt Sale
September 22 - 23
September 29 - 30
The Thursday Quilting Friends host their annual quilt sale in Olbrich's lobby from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the first two weekends of the show. Peruse through piles of handmade quilts and other quilted creations! A portion of the proceeds benefits the Gardens.
Select plants and flowers from this year's Quilts in Bloom Fall Flower show will be available for purchase, Monday, October 15, beginning at 12 p.m., while supplies last! Surplus plant materials ordered for the Gardens will also be included in this sale.
Also enjoy the changing seasons in the outdoor gardens where hundreds of fall asters and chrysanthemums join the continued glory of summer annuals. Be sure to visit Olbrich's Herb Garden and see chrysanthemums planted in a living quilt design in the Herb Garden Courtyard. Stroll through the Herb Garden to see how American quilting motifs have been translated into a beautiful garden design. Fall blooming crocus, Japanese anemone, azure sage, and yellow wax bells abound in a colorful symphony of autumn throughout the rest of the outdoor gardens. The outdoor gardens are always free and open daily from 8 am to 8 pm in September, and from 9 am to 6 pm in October.
Leaf Mulch Sales
Plant Sale with the Pros
Rhapsody in Bloom
Bolz Conservatory Exhibit: Light Gaps