QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Antique Quilt Exhibits: Summer & Fall 2016


Get out to see some antique quilt shows and attend a seminar this summer and fall.


Tempe History Museum. Looking Back: Quilts of Arizona’s Territorial Period 1863 to 1912.  Community Room Gallery through October 2.


Colorado, Golden
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. Rocky Mountain Road: New York Beauty quilts from the collection of Bill Volckening.
July 28 through October 25, 2016.



Georgia, Savannah
Telfair Academy. Historic Cottons to Modern Polyesters: Quilts from Telfair’s Collection. Through November 6, 2016
http://www.telfair.org/quilts/

Indiana Wreath
Indianapolis Museum of Art

Indiana, Indianapolis
Indianapolis Museum of Art. A Joy Forever: Marie Webster Quilts.
Through January 8, 2017.
http://www.imamuseum.org/exhibition/joy-forever-marie-webster-quilts

Indiana, Marion
Quilters Hall of Fame. Ruby Short McKim.
October 6 - December 3, 2016.



Iowa, LaPorte
FFA & Ag Museum on Main Street. A small show of antique quilts from a local collection.
Through November.
http://4andfifteen.blogspot.com/2016/04/ffa-ag-historical-museum-quilt-display.html


Iowa, Winterset
The new Iowa Quilt Museum's opening exhibit Three Centuries of Red + White Quilts will be up through October, 2016.
http://iowaquiltmuseum.org/
Fundraising Quilt dated 1899, Newton, Kansas

Kansas, Newton
Harvey County Historical Society. Purposeful Stitches: Community Quilts. Fundraising and signature/memorial quilts.
Through December 2, 2017.
http://hchm.org/exhibits/

Massachusetts,  Lowell
New England Quilt Museum. America's Applique Quilts: The Christ Collection. October 20 - December 31, 2016.
http://www.nequiltmuseum.org/


Massachusetts, Pittsfield
Hancock Shaker Village. Highlights from Fitzpatrick Quilt Collection. Personal quilt collection of the proprietor of the Red Lion Inn and Country Curtains. Through October 30, 2016.
 http://hancockshakervillage.org/event/living-designs-shared-values-highlights-fitzpatrick-quilt-collection/

Minnesota, Minneapolis
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts. Cut from the Same Cloth: American Quilts at Mia.14 American quilts from the collection, dating from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s.
Through March 19, 2017.
http://new.artsmia.org/exhibition/cut-from-the-same-cloth-american-quilts-at-mia/

Nebraska, Lincoln
International Quilt Study Center & Museum/Quilt House.
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Inside the Wrapper: The True Tales of the Mountain Mist Quilt Patterns, curated by Linda Pumphrey.
Through October 23, 2016
http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/



New Hampshire. Peterborough.
Monadnock Center for History and Culture. Pieced and Patterned: Connie Bastille’s Quilt Collection (22 quilts) plus Schoolgirl Samplers


New York, Canton
TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York).  
Warmth, Remembrance, and Art: 200 Years of Quilts and Comforters in New York's North Country opens April 2, 2016. Sixty quilts documented by the Northern New York Quilt Project. Through October, 2016.



Pennsylvania. Westchester
Chester County Historical Society. Quilts: The Next Layer. Over a dozen recently donated quilts
Through January 31, 2017.


Texas, LaGrange
Texas Quilt Museum. New York Beauties: Volckening Collection.
Through December 18, 2016.
http://www.texasquiltmuseum.org/

Virginia, Harrisonburg

Presidential Connections: Quilts, Virginians and the Whig Party. Guest Curator, Wayne Harrison.
Quilts plus items demonstrating connections between Presidents with Virginia family connections and the Whig Party. See the Gallery Guide here:
http://static1.squarespace.com/static/5536745de4b017596a7c3499/t/57507b3027d4bd676c0b92eb/1464892222947/Wayne+Harrison_Gallery+Guide+05.13.2016.pdf

Midnight in the Garden of Quilts: Quilts from the Polly Mello Collection. September 20 - December 17, 2016.
Treasures from the Vault: Crazy Quilts. Curated by Gloria Comstock. September 20 - December 17, 2016.

October 21-22, 2016. Seminar: "Mourning and Meaning Through Cloth". Speakers include Polly Mello & Craig Friend.
http://www.vaquiltmuseum.org




Virginia, Lynchburg
Lynchburg Museum. A Feast for the Eyes: Quilts and Textiles from Central Virginia. Through December 31, 2016.
http://www.lynchburgmuseum.org/features/


Virginia, Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.  A Century of African-American Quilts features twelve quilts from the collection dating from 1875. Through January, 2018.
https://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/do/art-museums/rockefeller-museum/century-of-quilts/

Washington, Walla Walla
Fort Walla Walla Museum. Sewn Into History: A Century of Quilts. Over 20 quilts from the Museum's collection will be on display, ranging in dates from the mid-19th century through the 1930s. Through the end of 2016.


Wisconsin, Wausau
Woodson History Center, Pieces of the Past: Quilts Tell a Story. July 23 - till ?
http://www.wausauchamber.com/news/details/pieces-of-the-past-to-open-06-28-2016

Detail of Mary Jane Hannford's quilt

Australia, Melbourne
National Gallery of Victoria: Making the Australian Quilt: 1800–1950, Curators Annette Gero and Katie Somerville.
July 22-November 6, 2016.
http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/making-the-australian-quilt-1800-1950/

1 comment:

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Thanks for the calendar. I wish I could attend them all. And thanks for the plug for our little exhibition. It should be a lot of fun.