QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Antique Quilt Exhibits: Winter to Summer 2017

Grab a friend and go!

Antique Quilt Exhibits: Winter to Summer 2017

Alabama, Montgomery

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts.
Through April 16, 2017.
http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/sewn-together-two-centuries-of-alabama-quilts/



California, Pasadena

Huntington Library. Becoming America: Highlights from the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Collection. The Fieldings' new wing exhibits objects from their folk-arts collection including quilts. Their focus: American ingenuity in art for utilitarian purposes by craftspeople in 18th & 19th century rural New England. Through October, 2019.
http://huntington.org/Webassets/Templates/exhibitionslist.aspx?exhibition=current

Illinois, Chicago
DuSable Museum of African American History. Unpacking Collections: The Legacy of Cuesta Benberry, An African American Quilt Scholar.
Through February 28, 2017.
In 2018 the show will be at the Mercer Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
http://www.dusablemuseum.org/

Indiana, Bloomington
Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center. Annual Indiana Heritage Quilt Show. March 2-4 2017. 
Local shows include quilts from the collection at the Wylie House Museum and  Dolls and Their Quilts up all of March at the Farmer House Museum.
Quilt historian and folklorist Teri Klaussen will speak:“Polk’s Fancy: A Southern Indiana Quilt Pattern of the Mexican War Era” Friday, March 3, 2:00pm. 

Kansas, Lawrence
National African-American Quilt Convention. July 12-15, 2017. Local shows may include antique quilts.



Kentucky,  Bowling Green
Elizabeth Richardson Quilt Gallery, Kentucky Museum. Backward & Forward: 20th Century Quilts.
Through March 5, 2017.
http://www.wku.edu/kentuckymuseum/exhibits/exhibits.php

Kentucky, Paducah
National Quilt Museum. New Quilts from an Old Favorite & Antique Flying Geese
March 31 – June 20, 2017
Finalists and winners from the annual competition are showcased along with traditional examples featuring the theme of the Flying Geese piecework.


Quilt Week is April 25-29. The Rotary Antique Quilt Show theme is Variations.

Massachusetts, Lowell
New England Quilt Museum. Gilding the Lily: Embroidery in Quilts ​Past and Present. August 31 - December 30
http://nequiltmuseum.org/exhibitionsevents.html


Minnesota, Minneapolis
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts. Cut from the Same Cloth: American Quilts at Mia. 14 quilts from the collection.
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.
Nebraska Quilts. Through April 8, 2017

Bill Volckening Polyester Collection
May 26 - August 27, 2017
http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/

The second annual Intensive Quilt Study Weekend at Quilt House is planned for August 10-12, 2017. Topic: When Quilts Speak. A look at the inscribed quilts in the collection.
http://www.museumquilttours.com/

Joes Meester tells us her early Dutch family quilt
will be shown at the Fries Museum

The Netherlands, Leeuwarden
Fries Museum. Chintz, Cotton in Bloom. Perhaps readers in the Netherlands can tell us more about this exhibit. March 11- September 10, 2017

Pennsylvania, Doylestown
Mercer Museum. The Mary Schafer Collection: A Legacy of Quilt History, traveling exhibit from the Great Lakes Quilt Center. May 13 - August 13, 2017.


Pennsylvania, Harleysville
Mennonite Heritage Center. A Riot of Color: Quilts from the Community. Thirty colorful quilts from the Mennonite communities of Bucks and Montgomery Counties.
Through March 2, 2017.
http://mhep.org/exhibits/

Rhode Island, Kingston
The New England Regional Quilt Study Group is meeting April 8, 2017 at the University of Rhode Island. Speakers: Drs. Margaret OrdoƱez and Dr. Linda Welters. Program: Materials from the Historic Textile and Costume Collection at the University of Rhode Island. 
https://www.facebook.com/nequiltstudy/

Tiger Lily by Bertha Stenge, 1940

Texas, Round Top
Briscoe Center. Winedale Historical Complex. Comfort and Glory is the annual quilt exhibition. Thirteen quilt treasures from the Winedale Quilt Collection.
February 13—25, 2017http://dev.cah.utexas.edu/news/press_release.php?press=press_winedale_quilts_2017


U.K. Cheltenham, England
Cheltenham Town Hall. Quilty Pleasures: tours of the Wilson Art Gallery quilt collection.
Three hour-long tours on March 11, 2017
http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk/event/quilty-pleasures-168155/

U.K. Torquay, England
The Quilters Guild holds its 38th annual conference 31 March - 2 April 2017.
http://www.quiltersguild.org.uk/about/conference-agm

Vermont, Essex Junction
Vermont Quilt Festival. June 23-25, 2017


Virginia, Harrisonburg
Virginia Quilt Museum. 
Two Golden Ages of Applique. Curated by Debby Cooney. Explores various forms of textile applique in two different eras: 1840-1870 and 1920-1940.
Treasures From the Vault: Wool for Winter, curated by Gloria Comstock.Open February 21, 2017
http://www.vaquiltmuseum.org/upcoming-exhibits/


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/

In conjunction with the exhibit Printed Fashions: Textiles for Clothing and the Home, 1700-1820, a conference is scheduled for March 26 - 28, 2017.
http://www.cvent.com/events/printed-fashions-textiles-for-clothing-and-the-home/event-summary-cf13f005b41d415e861abce1869909fa.aspx

Washington DC

DAR Museum. An Agreeable Tyrant: Fashion after the Revolution considers how Americans fashioned a new identity through costume.Fifty manikins in twelve period room explore clothing from 1780 to 1825. Through April 29, 2017.

March 25, 2017,  An Agreeable Symposium in conjunction with the fashion exhibit.

Wisconsin, Cedarburg
Wisconsin Quilt Museum. Hexagon Quilts from the collection.Through April 30, 2017.



Wisconsin, Wausau
Wisconsin History Center. Pieces of the Past: Quilts Tell a Story. Through May, 2017.

8 comments:

ebwhite said...

You missed a couple Texas places -- The Briscoe Center
http://dev.cah.utexas.edu/news/press_release.php?press=press_winedale_quilts_2014

The Texas Quilt Museum
http://www.texasquiltmuseum.org/exhibits-at-txqm.html

Cheers, Beth White

Barbara Brackman said...

Thanks Beth. I'll add the Briscoe Center show. I don't list shows of contemporary quilts. The list would get too long. But those TXQuilt Museum shows look good.

Judy Cloe said...

After getting all excited about seeing the Cuesta Benberry exhibit as we will be in Chicago in May, I checked out the museum's website. It says the exhibit is there until FEBRUARY 28, 2017 not September. You might want to change the date on your list.
Thanks.

Barbara Brackman said...

Thanks Judy I fixed it. I thought about going this summer. Too bad

Barb said...

thanks for such a great list! I have to cross check it with my travel plans.
xo

pataksag said...

Thank you for including the Pieces of the Past exhibit, Marathon County. The featured quilt is exquisite!

pataksag said...

I would be happy to send a full photo of the Pieces of the Past featured quilt, (1860s), detail and maker's bio. If you,d like.

Anonymous said...

About the exhibition in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands: These fabrics were used in the costumes of some regions in our country. More information about these fabrics (that are available today) follow this link: http://www.dutchfabric.nl/ These are "the real thing"!
Digna
The Netherlands