QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Baltimore Blues

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Exhibits: Antique Quilts /Fall & Winter 2014

Robert Doisneau, The Tabou, Paris, 1947

Grab the gang and catch the fall quilt shows 
featuring antique quilts.



California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Big Quilts in Small Sizes. Ten diminutive quilts chosen from the museum's collection. Through January 4, 2015.
http://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/big-quilts-small-sizes-childrens-historical-bedcovers




California, San Jose
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. Antique Ohio Amish Quilts from the Darwin Bearley Collection, 40 bed, crib and doll quilts, illustrating the breadth of the Ohio Amish quilt making tradition between 1880 and 1940. November 15, 2014 – March 1, 2015.



Colorado, Denver
Denver Art Museum. First Glance - Second Look: Quilts from the Collection, through March 22, 2015.
Catalog available for $10.95
http://shop.denverartmuseum.org/SelectSKU.aspx?skuid=1061026


Connecticut, New Britain
New Britain Museum of American Art. Let Me Quilt One More Day. "Curated by Dr. Douglas Hyland... over 40 historical and contemporary quilts." Through January 4, 2015,



Massachusetts, Concord
Concord Museum. Behind Closed Doors: Asleep in New England  includes bedding and quilts.
Curated by Jane and Richard Nylander.
October 10, 2014 - March 22, 2015


Massachusetts, Lowell
New England Quilt Museum:
Humorous Quilts: Keeping Us In Stitches, October 9-December 31, 2014,
http://nequiltmuseum.org/home.html

Michigan, Adrian
Lenawee County Historical Museum. Antique Quilt Exhibit, through December, 2014.
http://www.lenaweemuseum.org/uploads/6/9/5/0/6950317/flyer.pdf

Nebraska, Lincoln
International Quilt Study Center and Quilt Museum:

Design Dynamics of Log Cabins from the Holstein collection, through November 29, 2014.

Modern Marvels: Quilts made from Kits, curated by Marin Hanson & Deborah Rake, features 20th century designers, companies, and publications well-known for their kits. Through February 28, 2015.


Signature Cloths, guest-curated by Lynn Setterington, the exhibit "focuses on sewn signatures as visual ciphers and as a method of social engagement, with emphasis on the autographs of ordinary people." Through May 31, 2015.

Vermont, Shelburne
Shelburne Museum:



Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War, through January 1, 2015. This show from the American Textile History Museum will then travel to the Nebraska State Historical Society in Lincoln, opening February 1, 2015.


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.



Virginia, Williamsburg
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, A Celebration of Quilts "features dozens of quilts that represent the diversity of quilts made in America 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.



Wisconsin, Cedarburg
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts:  
Jud and Luella Doss Vintage Wool Quilt Collection. October 15, 2014, - January 18, 2015


Washington D.C.
D.A.R. Museum. Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia
Through September 5, 2015.

Applique Flower Basket dated 1849
by Anna Catherine Hummel Markey Garnhart

Curator of Costume and Textiles Alden O’Brien looks at quilts from Maryland and Virginia in an exhibit of 36 quilts with a focus on quilts from 1790 to 1860, design migrations and the many hands who made the quilts.
http://www.dar.org/museum

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