Monday, May 12, 2014

Exhibits: Antique Quilts Spring/Summer 2014

It's road trip season.
Pack up the kids and see a show or two of antique quilts.
Here's a listing for spring and summer, 2014.

California, Folsom
Folsom History Museum. Their annual Antique Quilt and Vintage Fashions exhibit ends August 31. http://www.folsomhistorymuseum.org/index.htm

California, Sacramento

Crocker Art Museum, "Workt by Hand": Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts May 25 - Sept 1, 2014.
35 quilts from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum in a traveling exhibition. Catalog published.

Connecticut, Danbury
Danbury Museum & Historical Society. Quintessential Quilts: Piecing Together Danbury History. Through November 1.

Connecticut, Willimantic
Windham Textile & History Museum, Inspiration Quilts: Then and Now, 12 antique quilts from the museum's collection plus quilts inspired by them.May 16 through September 7http://www.millmuseum.org/events/ 

Illinois G.A.R. Fundraiser
Illinois, Lockport
Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery, Civil War Quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois
This show of quilts and other objects from the collection of the ISM, shown in Chicago and Springfield last year, curated by Angela Goebel-Bain, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts, is up through October 17, 2014.

http://www.museum.state.il.us/ismsites/lockport/ http://www.museum.state.il.us/ismsites/main/exhibitions.html?ExhibitID=254  

The Garden by Josephine Hunter Craig, Emporia, Kansas
Collection of the Kansas State Historical Society

Kansas, Topeka
Kansas Museum of History. Speaking of Quilts: Voices from the Collections and the Community.Through August 31, 2014

Massachusetts, Lowell
New England Quilt Museum, Down By the Old Mill Stream: Rhode Island QuiltsJuly 10 - October 5

Nebraska, Lincoln
International Quilt Study Center and Quilt Museum:
  • Design Dynamics of Log Cabins, from the Holstein collection, through November 29, 2014.
  • Expanding the Collection: Recent Acquisitions, though August 31, 2014.
  • Modern Marvels: Quilts Made from Kits, 1915-1950. Opening June 6, 2014.
  • Signature Cloths, Guest-curated by Lynn Setterington, Opening September 5, 2014

Vermont, Shelburne
Shelburne Museum, All Star Quilts: The John Wilmerding Collection, 30 Star-Themed Quilts, June 27 - October 26  plus Seeking Beauty: Quilts by Nancy Crow, May 11-October 31, 2014.

Virginia, Christiansburg
Montgomery Museum and Lewis Miller Regional Art Center, A Pieced History: Quilts of Montgomery County.  Twenty locally made historical quilts, through April, 2015, plus "Quilts As Art" through August, 2014.

Virginia, Wlliamsburg
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, A Celebration of Quilts "features dozens of quilts that represent the diversity of quilts made in American from the 18th through 20th centuries. Several of the quilts are new to the collection and have never before been seen by the public."
Through June 2016.

Virginia, Winchester

Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, A Collection of Quilts (from the society's collection.) Through Oct 31, 2014.


Wisconsin, Cedarburg
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts,  Mary McElwain Quilts & Ephemera curated by Carol Butzke June 25 through October 12, 2014

Wisconsin, Milwaukee
The American Quilt Study Group's annual seminar is scheduled for September 10-14, 2014.



  1. Might I add "Workt by Hand": Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA May 25 - Sept 1, 2014

  2. Lainie, I hadn't noticed that venue. Thanks. I'll add it.

  3. Thank you for posting the information for the Lockport, Il event. I went to the Illinois State Museum for the Civil War Quilts exhibit, and it was very nicely curated. There were over a dozen quilts, interesting information about Sanitary Fairs, and a nice video about the bucket brigade. I recommend this for anyone coming through the area.