Sunday, July 1, 2012

Summer Quilt Shows 2012: Antique Quilts

Get Uncle Wiggily to check the air in the tires because it's time for a road trip. Here's a list of summer quilt exhibits in the U.S.

California, Folsom
Then and Now. Folsom History Museum. Through September 2nd.
The 32nd annual antique quilt show and vintage clothing exhibit will showcase quilts in antique to traditional patterns and their contemporary interpretations.  The accompanying clothing display will be drawn from the museum's collection of men's styles

Illinois State Museum

Illinois,  Chicago
Civil War Era Quilts from the Illinois State Museum, The Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery,
June 18-September 14, 2012
Curator Angela Goebel-Bain Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts has selected 18 quilts from the museum's extensive collection, including an album quilt by Springfield neighbors of the Lincoln family.
100 West Randolph, Downtown, Chicago. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM, closed state holidays. The Gallery is free and wheelchair-accessible.
Click here: http://www.museum.state.il.us/pressroom/index.html?NPR=1127

Iowa, Waterloo
Covered By Glory: Civil War Commemorative Quilts. The Grout Museum.
Through September 1
Show featuring antique and new quilts.

National Quilt Museum
Kentucky, Paducah
The Exquisite Stitch: 200 Years of Hand Quilting. National Quilt Museum.
June 15 to September 11

Massachusetts, Deerfield
Celebrating the Fiber Arts: The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery, Historic Deerfield.
Through December 30, 2012
A new permanent textile gallery with this year's exhibit: 10 early quilts and coverlets.

Massachusetts, Lowell
Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War. American Textile History Museum,
June 30, 2012 – November 25, 2012
Curated by Madelyn Shaw and Lynne Bassett. Catalog will be available.
See the ATHM website here:http://www.athm.org/exhibitions/current_exhibitions

The New England Quilt Museum's Lowell Quilt Festival is August 9-11, 2012.

IQSC What's In A Name

Nebraska, Lincoln
International Quilt Study Center and Quilt Museum:

Jean Ray Laury: Getting It All Together. Through September 2, 2012.

The annual American Quilt Study Group will be hosted by the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, October 3-7, 2012. Click here:

 Nebraska History Museum: 
“Quilting for a Cause: Nebraska’s Fundraising Quilts” features 15 quilts that were used in fundraising efforts from the Civil War to present day. Through October 29, 2012.
(update July 27)

New York, Saratoga
The Threads of Time. Brookside Museum. Through January, 2013.
Explores the history of quilting in the county in over 20 quilts.

Ohio, Kent
On the Home Front: Civil War Fashions and Domestic Life. Kent State University Museum

Packwood House, Previous Show

Pennsylvania, Lewisburg
Pennsylvania Quilts II. Patterns & Variations. Packwood House Museum.
June 12-October 13.
This year's annual event shows 80 quilts on the theme of pattern:  Stars, squares, rectangles, triangles, curves, flowers, and one-patch patterns.
Click here:
See some shots from last year's show on Ann Hermes's blog:

Terasaki Collection

Pennsylvania, State College
American Quilts from the Terasaki Collection. Palmer Museum of Art.
June 12–August 26, 2012
21 quilts from collection of Etsuko Terasaki, curated by Cathy Rosa Klimaszewski. A traveling exhibit organized by the the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
Click here:

Charleston Museum
South Carolina, Charleston
Geometric Quilts. The Charleston Museum.
Through December 9, 2012.
This year's exhibit features pieced quilts displaying a myriad of designs created from just a few distinct shapes.

Quilts by Charles Pratt (center) and Albert Small (right)

Vermont, Shelburne
Man-Made Quilts: Civil War to the Present. Shelburne Museum.
Through October 28, 2012
Quilts by men from the Museum's collection and others.  An illustrated catalogue with an essay by quilter and scholar Joe Cunningham will accompany the exhibition
(Added 7/11/2012)
Colonial Williamsburg

Virginia, Williamsburg
Quilts in the Baltimore Manner. Colonial Williamsburg. Foster and Muriel McCarl Gallery.
June 9- through May 11, 2014.
One dozen quilts reflecting the strong textile industry and innovative quiltmaking styles of America’s largest seaport of the period 1845 to 1855. Curated by Linda Baumgarten and Kim Ivey.

Influences on American Quilts: Baltimore to Bengal.  A symposium exploring influences through a series of formal lectures, juried papers, and tours. November 8-10, 2012.

Flag by Sarah Mary Taylor, 1970s

Washington, Bellevue
Bellevue Arts Museum. Bold Expressions: African American Quilts from the Collection of Corrine Riley.
June 14 - October 7, 2012
50 quilts made throughout the American South between 1910 and the 1970s
(added 7/7/2012)
Hannah Haynes Headlee's Iris Garden
 will be at the Whatcom Museum

Washington, Bellingham
Washington, Whatcom Museum. American Quilts: The Democratic Art
August 4-October 28, 2012. Curators Robert Shaw and Julie Silber have organized a show based on Shaw's book of the same name.

(Added 7/16/12)

La Conner Museum
Mariner’s Compass made by Roxy Terrill and Amanda Cheney
 for Amanda’s grandson, Edward Nobles in 1865.

Washington, La Conner
Two-Color Quilts from the permanent collection. La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum.
June 27 - August 19, 2012


Debra Dixon said...

Thanks for this overview! I'll be checking out what I can on-line.

Jackie said...

Thanks so much. Leaving for vacation in July and will look for some, as a few are along our road trip path.

WoolenSails said...

Looks like some great shows coming up, the Lowell one sounds interesting and close enough to go to.


Meredith said...

I love when you do these posts! Thank you!!

Cynthia@wabisabiquilts said...

What a wealth of information - thank you so much.