QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT


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.


Alabama, Birmingham
Birmingham Museum of Art. The Original Makers: Folk Art from the Cargo Collection, an exhibition featuring more than 160 outstanding works of folk art from the Museum’s permanent collection. Through December 30, 2018.


Arkansas, Fort Smith 
Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, Bold Improvisation: Searching for African-American Quilts, The Heffley Collection. February 1 – May 5, 2019
http://fsram.org/exhibitions/bold-improvisation-120-years-of-african-american-quilts/


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.
https://floridaquiltmuseum.com/

Georgia, Roswell
The Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild's Annual Quilt Show often has antique quilts.
March 8-17, 2019.



Illinois, Springfield
Illinois State Museum. Bicentennial and Beyond! The Illinois Legacy Collection includes at least two quilts, one a G.A.R. fundraiser, the other Albert Small's 120,000 piece hexagon quilt. Through February 3, 2019.
http://www.illinoisstatemuseum.org/content/bicentennial-and-beyond-illinois-legacy-collection

Iowa, Winterset
Iowa Quilt Museum. Waste Not, Want Not, curated by Virginia Berger. Through January 27, 2019
http://iowaquiltmuseum.org/


Kansas, North Newton 
Bethel College, Kauffman Museum, Better Choose Me: Collecting and Creating with Tobacco Fabric Novelties, 1880-1920. Through January 20, 2019.


Kentucky, Bowling Green

Western Kentucky University Museum. Kaleidoscope. Thirty quilts from the collection. Through December, 2018.


Massachusetts, Sturbridge
Old Sturbridge Village. Early New England Quilts: Repurposed, Refashioned, and Recycled. Highlighting some of the ingenious ways women reused, re-purposed, and refashioned materials into quilts. Through February, 2019.


Nebraska, Lincoln
International Quilt Study Center & Museum/Quilt House.
https://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions

Discovering the Collection: A 20-Year Journey Carolyn Ducey, Curator of Collections. Through March 3, 2019

Mark Dunn Collection. Through January 10, 2019


Cheddar Quilts from the Joanna S. Rose Collection
Through  February 3, 2019


5 Southern Quilts From the Kathlyn Sullivan Collection. Through February 17, 2019.

Nebraska History Museum, Color Quest. Quilts from the collection. Through January 5, 2019. https://history.nebraska.gov/color-quest



Nebraska, Omaha 
Joslyn Museum. Pattern and Purpose: American Quilts from the Shelburne Museum.Through January 6, 2019.
https://www.joslyn.org/collections-and-exhibitions/temporary-exhibitions/details.aspx?ID=1449

Ohio, Cincinnati
Cincinnati Art Museum. The Fabric of India, handmade textiles, exhibit from the Victoria & Albert Museum. Through January 6, 2019. Travels to Sarasota, Florida in 2019.
http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/fabricofindia


Pennsylvania, Bedford
National Museum of the American Coverlet. Comfortable Cousins: Related Quilts & Coverlets from a Golden Age. Catalog available. Through spring, 2019.
http://www.coverletmuseum.org/exhibitions.htm

Tennessee, Cleveland
Museum Center at Five Points, Stitches in Time Annual Quilt Show often includes antique quilts. January 31 - February 28, 2019


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


Virginia, Harrisonburg
Virginia Quilt Museum.
Mountain Mist Quilts: 20th Century Favorites, examples of early patterns and 21st century versions. Color catalog available.

Treasures From the Vault: This is my Name, curated by Gloria Comstock. Signature quilts.
Through December 20, 2018. 
http://www.vaquiltmuseum.org/


Virginia, Williamsburg 
Colonial Williamsburg, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
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. Through 2018.
https://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/do/art-museums/rockefeller-museum/century-of-quilts/

Washington D.C.
DAR Museum has scheduled a quilt show opening in April, 2019.

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


5 comments:

Sally Langston Warren said...

So appreciate this list! Thank you!

Lori said...

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!!

Jeanne said...

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

Peggy said...

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.

Barbara Brackman said...

Thanks, Peggy. I removed it. Too bad.