Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Antique Quilt Exhibits: Winter Through Spring, 2019

Pack up the kids and take in a show of antique quilts.
 Here's a list through the spring of 2019.

Arkansas, Fort Smith 
Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, Bold Improvisation: Searching for African-American Quilts, The Heffley Collection. February 1 – May 5, 2019

Buzz Saw by Docella Johnson

Arkansas, Little Rock
The Old State House Museum. A Piece of My Soul: Quilts by Black Arkansans. Years ago the late Cuesta Benberry curated this exhibit of quilts from the collection, now rehung and up through Fall, 2019.

Florida, Trenton
Florida Quilt Museum. Exhibit of Judy Kaman Grow's collection. November 28 - March, 2019.

Massachusetts, Lowell
New England Quilt Museum. Just For the Fun of It: Favorites from the Pilgrim Roy Collection .January 15 – March 30, 2019

Pennsylvania, Bedford
National Museum of the American Coverlet. Comfortable Cousins: Related Quilts & Coverlets from a Golden Age. Catalog available. Through spring, 2019.

Pennsylvania, Elizabethtown
Winters Heritage House Museum. 28th Annual Quilt Exhibit. May 1-31, 2019.

Tennessee, Nashville
Tennessee State Museum. Between the Layers: Art and Story in Tennessee Quilts.. Quilts from the collection including Rebecah Foster’s 1808 Eagle Quilt.  February 8 - May 27, 2019

Washington D.C.
DAR Museum: A Piece of Her Mind: Culture and Technology in American Quilts
March 1 - December 31, 2019

Washington, La Conner
Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, Tharpe Family Collection: Civil War Era Quilts.
January 30- April 28, 2019


  1. What a great list! Living on the West coast has benefits, but seeing wonderful antique quilt exhibits here isn't one of them!
    Although I may try and get to the LaConner quilt museum. Too bad it is so far in the sticks!!

  2. Looking forward to a visit to Boston late Feb to greet new granddaughter, so I may make it to the Sturbridge exhibit!t

  3. It's great to have this list. Unfortunately, the "Stitch by Stitch" exhibit at the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ, was never installed. Although they have other interesting exhibits, they do not presently have a quilt exhibit.

  4. An exhibition close (enough) that I can visit--Bedford PA. Thank you Barbara Brackman.