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Monday, May 20, 2013

Museum Quilt Shows: Antique Quilts Summer 2013

Time to get that bike in gear
 to see the summer quilt shows.

Here's a list of museum exhibits featuring antique quilts for summer, 2013.

Folsom History Museum's 33rd annual Antique Quilt and Vintage Fashion Exhibit, Strolling Through the Garden, includes floral quilts from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with Downton-Abbey-era clothing.
Through September 2, 2013 .

Tennessee quilt
  San Jose 
San Jose Quilt Museum of Quilts and Textiles: Collecting New York Beauty Quilts: Bill Volckening’s Passion from July 31 - October 27, 2013

Sarah Elliott Dunn
About 1860
Effingham, Illinois

Illinois, Springfield
Illinois State Museum. Civil War Quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois. 
Through September 8, 2013
This expanded show, which was in Chicago last year, features antique quilts with Civil War stories plus weapons and household artifacts from the era.

Kentucky, Paducah
National Quilt Museum.
From the Pieces of a Nation: Civil War Period Quilts.
July 12 to October 8, 2013.
Quilts from Arlan & Pat Christ's collection
Massachusetts, Lexington
National Heritage MuseumThreads of Brotherhood: Masonic Quilts and Textiles. 
Over 25 quilts, coverlets, needlework pictures, and hooked rugs with Masonic themes. 

Massachusetts, Lowell
New England Quilt Museum:
A Slice of Cheddar. A Selection of Antique Pennsylvania Quilts. July 11-October 14, 2013.

Nebraska, Lincoln
International Quilt Study Center and Quilt Museum:
Perfecting the Past: Colonial Revival Quilts. Through September 1, 2013.
Posing With Patchwork Quilts: Quilts in Photographs 1855-1955. Through December 1, 2013.
The Engineer Who Could: Ernest Haight’s Half Century of Quiltmaking. Through March 2, 2014.

Album Quilt
Elizabeth Prickett
 Burlington County, New Jersey

New Jersey, Woodbury
Stitches Through Time: A Legacy of Quilts. Gloucester County Historical Society. More than 30 quilts dating from the 1830s-1930s. Through October, 2013.

New Mexico, Santa Fe
Museum of International Folk Art. Plain Geometry: Amish Quilts. 
34 quilts from the collection and local collectors. Through September 2, 2013.

New Mexico, Las Cruces
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Stitches in Time: Quilts from the Museum’s Collection. 32 quilts from 1830 to 1970. Through March 23, 2014.

New York, Brooklyn
Brooklyn Museum."Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts.
Approximately 35 American and European quilt masterpieces from the Museum’s collection. Curator: Catherine Morris. Through September 15, 2013.

New York, Blue Mountain Lake
Adirondack Museum. “Common Threads: 150 Years of Adirondack Quilts & Comforters”
Historic and contemporary quilts. Through October 14, 2013.

Quilt by a member of the Odawa tribe
From the Katonah Museum exhibit.

South Carolina, Charleston
The American Quilt Study Group's annual seminar will be in Charleston
September 18-23
Virginia,   Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg. Foster and Muriel McCarl Gallery. Quilts in the Baltimore Manner. 
A dozen quilts 1845 to 1855. Curated by Linda Baumgarten and Kim Ivey.
Through May 11, 2014.

DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. Threads of Feeling: Poignant Stories.
This exhibit from London's Foundling Hospital features scraps of mid-18th century fabrics left as tokens with abandoned babies. Though not a quilt exhibit, the fabrics and the stories are fasincating. Through May 26, 2014.

October 20 – 22, 2013
A related symposium: Threads of Feeling Unraveled: The London Foundling Hospital’s Textile Tokens


Washington, LaConner
LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum. Antique Quilts from the Pallow Family Collection
Through October 6, 2013.http://www.laconnerquilts.com/exhibits/current-exhibits/


WoolenSails said...

It looks like a lot of great shows coming up, I really want to get up to Mass. and check out their museums.


Nifty Quilts said...

It sure would be fun to plan an all-summer road trip to see all these! Ah, someday...Thanks.

Lynn said...

What great timing. We are headed to the east for a couple of weeks. Hope to make some of these great sounding quilt exhibits.

Rae said...

I thought I saw that there was a Civil War Quilt Show in Ohio. Does anyone have that information?

Jill Rimes said...

I have come across an antique quilt and have never seen the appliqued block before. We think it was made in the late 1800's. Can you email me so I can email you a photo to see if you know the name of the block? Thank you for all you do for quilting!