Feel the Words Brittany Lesser 1:36 a.m. EDT September 21, 2014 photo.png Quilt with Braille on it (Photo: Special to the Chronicle ) Quilts often tell a story, sometimes of love, or memory, or a unique tradition. But, few convey that message in braille. On display at the 33rd Annual Capital City Quilt Show at the Museum of Florida History is a work titled, "Braille Is." by Jeanine Kane. The work is among more than 100 fiber artworks available for viewing through Oct. 19. The piece features a key between the symbol for braille and a door. The quilt reads, "Braille is the key to open the door." Kane, a vision rehabilitation therapist at the Lighthouse of the Big Bend, said she made the quilt to increase the awareness of the importance of braille as a form of communication. "Braille is just as essential for communication as print is," said Kane. "I love working with students who learn braille and getting to see the expression on their faces when they discover they can read again." This is the second braille quilt that Kane has made. It was made two years ago. The letters on either side of the key are made with rope and the quilt itself is cotton. The braille print is made using fabric puff paint. The quilt was chosen by Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee for inclusion in the annual show. "To my knowledge we have never had a quilt with braille in the show before," said Museum Director Dr. Jeana Brunson. It is a unique and original submission. The partnership between the Museum of Florida History and Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee has a long history. This is the 33rd year they have collaborated to produce the show. This year's theme is "Starry, Starry Night" and features a quilt made by Linda O'Sullivan and members of the Friday Frayed Edges Sit and Stitch group. The show offers a Visitor's Choice Award selected by public vote, and a silent auction that funds charitable initiatives of the guild. There is a scavenger hunt and drawing activity for young visitors. To see the braille quilt or any of the other beautiful quilts on display, come to the Museum of Florida History at 500 South Bronough Street through Oct. 19. The Museum is open Monday-Friday 9-4:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Sunday noon-4:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Museum's website at museumoffloridahistory.com or see all of the quilts on their Pinterest page at pinterest.com/museumFLhistory.