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Friday, September 6, 2013

Antique Quilt Shows Late 2013

Time to think about fall and winter quilt shows
featuring antique quilts. Here's a list to help you plan your travels:

Colorado, Golden
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. Twice as Nice: Two-Color Quilts from the Collection.
Through January 25, 2014.

Kansas, Logan
Dane G. Hansen Museum, Perfecting the Past: Colonial Revival Quilts, a traveling exhibit from the International Quilt Study Center and Museum.
Through  December 1, 2013

Massachusetts, Lowell
New England Quilt Museum:
Roots of Modern Quilting: A Fresh Look at Old Quilts. Through December 28, 2013. 

Quilt by Ernest Haight

Nebraska, Lincoln
International Quilt Study Center and Quilt Museum:
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.

The Whole Story: Quilting Patterns, Using a technique she developed for digitally tracing quilting lines on high-resolution images, guest exhibition curator Linda Baumgarten, curator of textiles and costumes at Colonial Williamsburg, brings to the forefront the often taken for granted quilting stitch. By highlighting quilting designs, Baumgarten reveals another aspect of the quilt’s message, one that is less immediately visible than the patchwork, applique, and printed patterns we often notice first on historic quilts. Through June 1, 2014.

Expanding the Collection: Recent Acquisitions
Opening December 6, 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, Manhattan
 Metropolitan Museum. Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800
A view of  trade as a history of design, exploring  interrelationship of textiles, commerce, and taste from the Age of Discovery to the 19th century. Not a quilt show but of interest to fans of antique textiles.
Through January 5, 2014

The catalog is available in October:

South Carolina, Charleston

The Charleston Museum. Quintessential Quilts.
"The Museum’s finest examples of quilting from the late 18th century through the 20th century."
Through March 30, 2014.

Quilt Dated 1845 from the Charleston Museum collection

The Charleston Museum also presents Positively Paisley through January 5, 2014.

Feathered Star with redwork

Texas, LaGrange
Texas Quilt Museum. My Stars! A Constellation of Star Quilts 1845-1993, curated by Sandra Sider.
Through December 22, 2013.

Vermont, Shelburne
Shelburne Museum. Color, Pattern, Whimsy, Scale: The Best of Shelburne Museum. Includes a few quilts and textiles.
Through December 31, 2013

Harriet Boswell Alexander Caperton
Western Virginia

Virginia, Richmond
Virginia Historical Society. The Great Western Virginia Cover-Up: Historic Quilts & Bedcovers. Through January 5, 2014
Over thirty bedcovers made in western Virginia between 1800 and 1950 in this second venue of an exhibit from the  Blue Ridge Institute.

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.

From the Collection of the Brooklyn Museum

Washington D.C.
National Museum of Women in the Arts. “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts.
35 quilts from the 18th to the 20th-century from the Brooklyn Museum’s collection.
December 20 - April 27, 2014.

Wisconsin, Cedarburg
Wisconsin Quilt Museum. Sheared Delights Vintage Wool Crazy Quilts from the Collection
Through January 11, 2014

1 comment:

WoolenSails said...

Lots of great shows, I need to get up to Mass and check out the museum there, would be a fun day trip now that it is getting cooler.