The City Sewers took a road trip to Arkansas the other day to the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville. We went to hear Linda Eaton, Winterthur's Textile Curator, give a talk about quilts and folk art. More about that later in another post.
Elsey A. Halstead, 1848
Collection of the American Folk Art Museum
The special exhibit up now is American Made: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum
There were more than a dozen quilts among the 100+ objects from the American Folk Art Museum's collection in New York.
I had never seen these quilt in the cloth, and they allowed photos so I took a lot of detail shots
They showed their Baltimore Album Quilt top with the U.S.
Capitol in the center.
A Mariner's Compass by Sarah Maartz
Pictorial applique top dated 1853.
A patriotic quilt from the Spanish-American War years.
The other 100+ objects were truly terrific pieces of American art too.
Decoupage mourning shrine to Washington
Maria Cadman Hubbard's Pieties Quilt, 1848
Map of the United States, dated 1886.
Whig Rose Quilt
Abigail Hill 1857