QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT


Monday, July 24, 2017

Antique Quilt Exhibits: Summer Through Fall 2017

 Antique Quilt Exhibits: Summer Through Fall 2017

From Flying Down to Rio
Buy yourself a seat inside the plane and take a trip to
 see these shows and conferences.


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.

California, San Diego
Mingei Museum of Folk Art. Kantha, 40 Indian pieces made from recycled sari and decoratively stitched. October 28 -March 25, 2018.
https://mingei.org/exhibitions/

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

IQSCM staff Eduardo Jimenez at Off the Grid
Nebraska, Lincoln
International Quilt Study Center & Museum/Quilt House.
Off the Grid: The Bill Volckening Collection. Through August 27, 2017.
Block by Block: American Quilts in the Industrial Age. Curator: Janice Frisch. August 4-November 30, 2017.
Red & White Quilts from the IQSCM Education Collection. September 26-November 22, 2017


The Netherlands, Leeuwarden
Fries Museum. Chintz, Cotton in Bloom. Through September 10, 2017.



New Hampshire, Manchester
The American Quilt Study Group's annual seminar is October 18-23, 2017.  There will be many local exhibits with a special seminar show: Chintz, Calamanco, and Cotton: Quilts of New England.
https://americanquiltstudygroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2017SeminarBrochure.pdf


Millyard Museum. Queen City Quilts from the collection of the Manchester Historical Association,  Curators: Marylou Lazos and Pamela Weeks, through October 21, 2017.
https://www.manchesterhistoric.org/


New York: Elmira
Chemung Valley Museum. A Stitch in Time: Commemorative Quilts. through September, 2017.
https://www.chemungvalleymuseum.org/

On Display: March-September 2017
New York City
American Folk Art Museum.  War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics. September 6, 2017–January 7, 2018. 29 quilts made by men using British uniform wools.
  


Ohio, Cincinnati
Taft Museum of Art. Elegant Geometry: British & American Mosaic Patchwork Quilts. Traveling Exhibit from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. October 21, 2017–January 21, 2018.
http://www.taftmuseum.org/



South Carolina, Charleston
Charleston Museum. This year's quilt show: Piece by Piece Quilts Inspired by Nature. Through August.
https://www.charlestonmuseum.org/exhibits/current/29/piece-by-piece


Tennessee, Knoxville
East Tennessee Historical Society. Stories in Stitches: Quilts from the ETHS Collection. Curators Jan Wass and Merikay Waldvogel. Through January 2, 2018.


Texas, LaGrange
Texas Quilt Museum. Hearts and Flowers: Antique Quilts from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. Through October 1, 2017


Vermont, Shelburne
Pieced Traditions: Jean Lovell Collects. Through October 31, 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:  Quilts from the VQM Collection, Elegant Stitches. Curated by Gloria Comstock. Focus on quilting from 18th & 19th-century Virginians. September 5 - December 16, 2017.
http://www.vaquiltmuseum.org


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.

Printed Fashions: Textiles for Clothing and the Home, 1700-1820 includes a few quilts (one with a John Hewson panel) and a lot of early fabrics.
  
Wisconsin, Wausau
Wisconsin History Center. Pieces of the Past: Quilts Tell a Story. Extended through August, 2017.http://marathoncountyhistory.org/facilities/exhibits

2 comments:

Susie said...

Fantastic collection of neat and various quilts! I think I'll buy a ticket to The Netherlands! Thanks for the inspiring post.

BuckleBerrieQuilter said...

I registered for my first AQSG seminar today. See you in New Hampshire.