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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.

Arkansas, Bentonville
Crystal Bridges Museum. American Made: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum. Over 100 objects including quilts. Apparently there are two traveling shows from the New York City museum (see St. Louis below.) July 2 -September 19, 2016.

Goldie Tracy Richmond
Featured in Tempe

Arizona, Tempe
Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center. American Quilt Study Group Annual Seminar. September 14-18, 2016.

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

Indiana Wreath
Indianapolis Museum of Art

Indiana, Indianapolis
Indianapolis Museum of Art. A Joy Forever: Marie Webster Quilts.
Through January 8, 2017.

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.

Iowa, Winterset
The new Iowa Quilt Museum's opening exhibit Three Centuries of Red + White Quilts will be up through October, 2016.
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.

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

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.

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

October 13-16, 2016. Quilt Study of Turkey Red Quilts. Featuring Jacqueline JacquĆ© from the MuseĆ© de l’Impression sur Etoffe (Museum of Printed Textiles) in Mulhouse, France. Lectures and tours.

New York, Canton
TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York). Two shows:
Material Remains: One Woman's Life Through the Eye of Her Needle, the domestic needlework of Louise Barrows Lowe, a Colorado woman whose life straddled the 19th and 20th centuries. Curated by historian Hallie Bond.
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
August 6, 2016 - January 31, 2017.

Texas, LaGrange
Texas Quilt Museum. New York Beauties: Volckening Collection.
September 29- December 18, 2016.

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:

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.

Virginia, Lynchburg
Lynchburg Museum. A Feast for the Eyes: Quilts and Textiles from Central Virginia. Through December 31, 2016.

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.

Wisconsin, Wausau
Woodson History Center, Pieces of the Past: Quilts Tell a Story. July 23 - till ?

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.

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.