Broward Quilt Expo

February 1 - 28

“The Maker’s Hand”  A collection of Mini-Quilts

The term mini-quilts is used in the quilting world to describe any quilt that is no greater in size than 120” perimeter.  Mini-quilts are not to be confused with “miniature-quilts” which would be traditional quilts reduced in size by scale. Mini-quilts are created by textile artists and quilters to explore new techniques, stitch patterns, color combination and allow experimentation. Mini-quilts may contain 100 of pieces of fabric and 1,000 of stitches.  They are used for display as wall art.

Quilting in America started as a necessity with little creativity and strictly for function (warmth) with recycled fabric sources (usually clothing).  As the industrial revolution made fabric and blanket production available, quilting moved to a more thought out and artistic craft.  Today quilting has evolved from traditional styles (medallions, memorial quilts, heirloom bedspreads) to modern quilts that resemble pop-art and abstract creations. The emergence of the Gee’s Bends Quilts has reintroduced quilting as a form of American Folk Art.



One of the most exciting benefits of Artserve membership is the opportunity to curate your own personal art exhibit in one of our two private gallery spaces:

Benefits to our participating artists include:

One calendar month exhibition
Opportunity to host your own opening reception
Inclusion in weekly ArtBlasts (to 9000+ patrons)
Listing in
Artserve Marketing Support

For more information on hosting a private exhibition, please email for more information

Bank United Gallery
(Gallery 133)



BDO Gallery
(Gallery 130)