Saturday, July 4, 2015

Antique Quilt Exhibits: Summer and Fall 2015

The Pasadena, California,
Thimble Club on a field trip in the 1930s

Get your friends on a bus and go. 

Detail of a Confederate applique quilt made by 
Susan Robb,1861-1862. 
Collection of the Museum of Texas Tech University

California, Los Angeles.
The Autry Museum in Griffith Park. Empire and Liberty: The Civil War in the West. There's only one quilt in this large exhibit but it's the spectacular Susan Robb figural quilt. Through January 3, 2016.

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

California, San Jose
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. Found/Made. Curator Roderick Kiracofe includes found quilts from his collection and those of Julie Silber and Marjorie Childress. Made quilts include contemporary quilts constructed with found materials as well as contemporary art based on quilt themes.
Through November 1, 2015

California, Santa Ana. 
Bowers Museum. The Red That Colored the World; Cochineal. 100 objects-textiles, sculpture, paintings, manuscripts, decorative arts, clothing and more- the exhibition explores the history of cochineal and the seductive visual nature of red.
October 31, 2015 - March 21, 2016

Colorado, Golden
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. It's What We Do: 25 Years of Collecting. Through October 27, 2015.

Indiana, Indianapolis
19 Stars: Quilts of Indiana's Past and Present. Celebrating the bicentennial of Indiana's statehood (the 19th state) with an exhibit of 19 vintage and 19 contemporary star quilts. Through October 4, 2015

Lycurgus G. Wright...shot Feb 16, 1865
Oh this war
Kansas, Topeka
Kansas Museum of History. The Great Soldier State: Kansas and the Civil War. Exhibit featuring flags from the Civil War and a single quilt from 1877 embroidered with genealogical information about a family's Civil War losses.
Through January 3, 2016.

Kentucky, Paducah
Quilt Museum. Red, White and Quilted. Contemporary and antique quilts.
October 16, 2015 - January 12, 2016

Susan Craig Spurgeon's interpretation of an antique
from the collection of the New England Quilt Museum

Massachusetts, Lowell
New England Quilt Museum. The American Quilt Study Group's Civil War Era Quilt Study will be up through October 31, 2015.

Small Wonders: Doll and Crib Quilts
November 5 - December 26, 2015

Nebraska, Lincoln
International Quilt Study Center & Museum/Quilt House. Among the many contemporary and antique quilt exhibits up now:
  • Covering the War
  • Director's Choice: Red & Green Applique
  • Selections from the Ghormley Collection of Doll Beds
African-American Quilts from the Cargo Collection. 
Sept. 4, 2015 - May 24, 2016


Applique quilt, Ernestine Eberhardt Zaumseil, ca. 1865. 

Chandlerville, Illinois. 

Gift of George E. Schoellkopf, 2013 (Detail)

New York, Manhattan
Metropolitan Museum of Art: American Quilts and Folk Art. Includes recent quilt acquisitions in two rotations: The first with 8 quilts through January 8, 2016. The second through August 7, 2016.

Oregon, Philomath
Benton County Museum. Modern Materials, Quilts of the 1970s, quilts from the Volkening collection. Through  October 3, 2015 

Texas, LaGrange
Texas Quilt Museum. "Antique Four-Poster Quilts Through September 27, 2015.

Virginia, Harrisonburg
Virginia Quilt Museum.
Civil War Quilts: Antebellum to Reunion. Through October 3, 2015. "Quilts from the Shenandoah Valley, some donated by local families along with family history from that period."

New Quilts From an Old Favorite: Carolina Lily. Through October 4, 2015 

Virginia, Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg, McCarl Gallery. A Celebration of Quilts. Through June, 2016.

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