QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT


Monday, November 13, 2017

Antique Quilt Exhibits: Winter & Spring 2018

Get that automobile in working order and pack it for a road trip.

California, Folsom
Folsom Historical Society. Fine Art of Piecemaking. January 20 - April 16th, 2018.
https://www.folsomhistoricalsociety.org/events

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

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


California, San Jose
San Jose Quilt Museum. Expressions of Identity. 40th Anniversary Exhibition, new acquisitions. Through January 14, 2018.
https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/current-exhibitions/

Florida, Lake Eustis
Lake Eustis Museum of Art. Quilts: The Fabric of History featuring a private collection with quilts from the early-mid 19th-century into the early 20th. January 5 - February 10, 2018.
Indiana, Indianapolis
Indianapolis Museum of Art. Crazy Quilts: Stitching Memories. Through January 7, 2018
http://www.imamuseum.org/exhibition/crazy-quilts-stitching-memories


Indiana State Museum. Lincoln in Quilts: Log Cabins, Flags and Roses. Featuring a quilt made by his cousin in 1827; those directly associated with Lincoln through the use of campaign ribbons, silks from Mary Todd Lincoln’s dresses & those of her friends; Civil War quilts; and memorial quilts as well as a range of campaign and other textiles. Nov. 4, 2017 through Feb. 19, 2018.
https://www.indianamuseum.org/exhibitions


Illinois, Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago. Making Memories: Quilts as Souvenirs. 27 visually captivating and technically masterful quilts from the permanent collection, ranging from 1840 to 2001. Through March 18, 2018.

Iowa, Winterset 
Iowa Quilt Museum. Feed Sack Quilts. January 3 – April 15, 2018 

Kentucky, Bowling Green

Elizabeth Richardson Quilt Gallery at Western Kentucky University. Backward & Forward: 20th Century Quilts. More than 30 quilts and wall hangings illustrate how Kentucky quiltmakers looked to both the past and to the future for inspiration. Through December 15, 2017.
http://www.wku.edu/kentuckymuseum/exhibits/exhibits.php


Kentucky, Paducah
National Quilt Museum. Quilts of the Lakota. Curated by Ashley Pourier. On loan from the Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School. Through January 16, 2018. 
https://quiltmuseum.org/visit/



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




Nebraska, Lincoln
International Quilt Study Center & Museum/Quilt House.
Block by Block: American Quilts in the Industrial Age. Curator: Janice Frisch. Through November 30, 2017.
Red & White Quilts from the IQSCM Education Collection. Through November 22, 2017.
Made by Hand: American Quilts in the Industrial Age II. January 5-April 29, 2018
Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection. January 19-May 13, 2018.
http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/




New York City
American Folk Art Museum. War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics. Through January 7, 2018. 29 quilts made by men using British uniform wools.
http://folkartmuseum.org/exhibitions/

North Carolina, Winston-Salem
Stitching a Southern Identity. MESDA's annual spring textile conference: March 16-17, 2018
http://mesda.org/program/mesda-spring-conference/

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


Ohio, Columbus
Columbus Museum of Art. Botanical Wonders: Flower Figure Quilts 1850-1950 From The Donna And Rodney Wasserstrom Collection. Showcasing a recent donation. Through March 11, 2018.
https://www.columbusmuseum.org/art/botanical-wonders/

Pennsylvania, Doylestown
Mercer Museum. Unpacking Collections: The Legacy of Cuesta Benberry, An African American Quilt Scholar. January 13 - April 15, 2018.


South, Carolina, Charleston
Charleston Museum. Piece by Piece: Geometric Quilts, featuring pieced quilts from their estimable collection. Through May 31, 2018.
https://www.charlestonmuseum.org/exhibits/current/30/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.
http://www.easttnhistory.org/storiesinstitches


Texas, LaGrange
Texas Quilt Museum. Comfort and Glory: Antique Quilts from the Dolph Briscoe Center. January 11-April 1, 2018.

Utah, Brigham City
Brigham City Museum promises a Vintage Quilt Exhibition from the community. Jan. 20 -April 13, 2018.
http://brighamcity.utah.gov/museum-schedule-of-exhibits.htm

Virginia, Harrisonburg
Virginia Quilt Museum. Treasures from the Vault: Quilts from the VQM Collection, Elegant Stitches. Curated by Gloria Comstock. Focus on quilting from 18th & 19th-century Virginians. Through 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.
https://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/do/art-museums/rockefeller-museum/century-of-quilts/
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 fabric


Washington, LaConner
Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum. Patriotic Stitches from the Collection. Curated by Susan J. Torntore,  Through November 19, 2017​

2 comments:

Susie Q said...

Road trips in the '30 was more about fixin' tires than fixin' the engine....

Wish there was a way to put this post in my pocket to refer to from time to time...... such wonderful links!!!!

Thanks for keeping track of them all for us.

desertskyquilts said...

I wish I could do them all, but at least I've been to the Knoxville one, and plan to go again. It isn't huge, but the antique quilts on display are amazing and belong to several families who lived here. As well, there are some astonishing quilts made from unusual materials in the 1900s. And doesn't that sound odd to say? =)