QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Morris Earthly Paradise

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Antique Quilt Shows: Winter and Spring 2015

Gas is cheap!
Get that behemoth out of the garage
and plan a field trip to see
the quilt shows in 2015.



California, San Diego. 
The Mingei Museum will display changing selections from the Pat L. Nickols collection throughout 2015 in its Theater Gallery.








Colorado, Denver
Denver Art Museum. First Glance - Second Look: Quilts from the Collection, through March 22, 2015.
http://www.denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/first-glance-second-look-quilts-denver-art-museum-collection
Catalog available for $10.95
http://shop.denverartmuseum.org/SelectSKU.aspx?skuid=1061026



Massachusetts, Concord

Concord Museum. Behind Closed Doors: Asleep in New England includes bedding and quilts.
Curated by Jane and Richard Nylander. Through March 22, 2015
http://www.concordmuseum.org/behind-closed-doors.php


Massachusetts, Lowell

New England Quilt Museum. A Passion for Prussian Blue, curated by Anita Loscalzo, focuses on this brilliant dye. Through April 4, 2015.
http://www.nequiltmuseum.org/

Nebraska, Lincoln
International Quilt Study Center and Quilt Museum:
The museum's main galleries are closed for repainting.  Small exhibits are mounted in other areas of the building. See the list here:

Do check at the website to see what's happening and when the main galleries re-open:
http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/ 



Nebraska, Lincoln


Nebraska State Historical Society at the Great Plains Art Museum. Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War. This show from the American Textile History Museum "highlights a broad range of textile artifacts and other objects to explore the Civil War." February 3 - June 27, 2015.
http://www.unl.edu/plains/gallery/exhibitions.shtml

New York, Manhattan
Empire Quilters are hosting a weekend of speakers during their quilt show Under A New Star at the Fashion Institute of Technology. March 28 & 29, 2015.  Speakers include Paula Nadelstern, Roderick Kiracofe, Amelia Peck, Sue Reich, Elizabeth Warren & Barbara Brackman. See the program here:

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.
http://montgomerymuseum.org/

Virginia, Harrisonburg 
Virginia Quilt Museum. Curator's Choice: Treasures of the Vault. A selection from the museum's collection. February 3 - March 28, 2015
http://www.vaquiltmuseum.org/

Texas, LaGrange
Texas Quilt Museum. Antique Log Cabin Quilts from the International Quilt Study Center plus Vintage Apps: Block Quilts and Appliqué
April 2-June 28, 2015



Virginia, Williamsburg

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, A Celebration of Quilts "features a dozen 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.
http://www.history.org/history/museums/abby_art_current.cfm




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.




Wisconsin, Cedarburg
Wisconsin Quilt Museum. In Stitches: Embroidery Needle Arts.Exhibit includes crazy quilts, punchneedle, redwork, needlepoint, counted cross-stitch artwork. April 15 – July 12, 2015
http://wiquiltmuseum.com/

1 comment:

Unknown said...

What a wonderful list of places to go and things to see. Thanks for compiling for us.