QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Baltimore Blues. It's not all blue.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

March Quilt Seminars & Conferences




We are lucky enough to look forward to several programs featuring quilt history in March on the east coast.

March 13 & 14, 2015 Friday & Saturday
Washington D.C., D.A.R. Museum.


A symposium will be held on Saturday March 14, 2015 in conjunction with the current quilt exhibit.


Eye Opening: New Research on Maryland and Virginia Quilts brings together historians, curators, conservators, and authors to present their latest research on quilts of the area.

Below are links to the DAR Museum's page and a post I did on the topic.
http://www.dar.org/museum
http://barbarabrackman.blogspot.com/2015/01/eye-opening-symposium-march-13-14-2015.html


The exhibit, Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia, will be up through September 5, 2015. Curator of Costume and Textiles Alden O’Brien examined 36 quilts from Maryland and Virginia,1790 to 1860. The themes: Design migrations and the many hands who made the quilts.

March 15-17, 2015 Sunday -Tuesday
Williamsburg, Virginia, Colonial Williamsburg


A textile symposium Stitching Together a National Identity, Sunday through Tuesday, March 15-17, 2015. "Through a series of formal lectures and juried papers, the symposium will address the question of what is American in American quilts, clothing, and needlework; provide updates on the latest research techniques and databases; and dispel myths about homespun and Yankee thrift." 

Detail of a cut-out chintz block from the collection of
Colonial Williamsburg



The current quilt exhibit at the 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

March 28 & 29, 2015 Saturday & Sunday.
New York City

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:
http://www.empirequilters.net/shows.php?ID=67

4 comments:

Suzanne A said...

For the Celebration of Quilts exhibition in Williamsburg, click the link given and see that rather than "dozens of quilts", the exhibition now features "twelve" quilts from the collection. Perhaps they are rotating quilts in and out of the room, but it does not promise that more than 12 quilts can be seen on any one visit. This might be a consideration for some in planning a trip.

Barbara Brackman said...

Thanks, Suzanne, I fixed that.

benilhalk said...

How interesting! I have attended several Quilt Seminars & Conferences at some meeting rooms in Texas. I also have a desire to make such beautiful Quilts. I’ll definitely get professional training for this!

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