Santa Paula Times

Agriculture Museum to host family event

May 15, 2013
Santa Paula News

The Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum will host a free event, Quilt Blocks for Kids!, on Sunday, June 2, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Visitors to the museum can participate in a number of quilting activities. They can learn to work with paper, fabric and art supplies to make quilt blocks which can be taken home. They can sew by hand on a full-size quilt. 

Museum volunteers will lead the fun-for-all-ages activities. They will teach visitors how to make one-of-a-kind quilt blocks. They will demonstrate sewing with a needle and thread. Visitors can practice their hand-sewing skills by stitching on a handmade quilt decorated with California scenes. 

Quilt Blocks for Kids! is part of the Museum’s ongoing series to encourage agricultural awareness: Free First Sundays. These events take place every first Sunday of the month and include free admission for the general public to all Agriculture Museum exhibits. Visitors on Sunday, June 2 can see the permanent exhibits about Ventura County agriculture in Limoneira Hall and Calavo Hall. They can also see two temporary exhibits: “Farm Fresh Quilts” and “From Field to Factory: Oxnard’s Beet Generation.”

The Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum is located in historic downtown Santa Paula at 926 Railroad Avenue. Hours are 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. General admission is $4 adults, $3 seniors, $1 children ages 6-17. Free for Museum of Ventura County members and children ages 5 and younger. Paid events include free admission to the galleries, the first Sunday of every month is free general admission to the public, and the Second Thursday Gallery Talks are followed by an additional gallery talk at the Santa Paula Art Museum. For more information, go to or call (805) 525-3100.