QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Antique Quilt Exhibits: Spring & Summer 2019

Antique Quilt Exhibits: Spring & Summer 2019
Here's a list through the end of summer 2019.



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, up through Fall, 2019.
http://www.oldstatehouse.com/rotating-exhibits/a-piece-of-my-soul

Colorado, Golden
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Henry Hite's Hawaiian Quilts dating from 1890 to 1992. 
April 22 - July 20, 2019
Connecticut, Brimfield
Antique Market Week. May 14 -19.
https://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com/


Sarasota, Florida
Ringling Museum of Art, The Fabric of India, traveling exhibit of 140 pieces from London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.
July 7 - October 13, 2019



Indiana, Bloomington
Wylie House Museum. Annual antique exhibit curated by Mary Figueroa.
March 7– May 31, 2019
https://libraries.indiana.edu/antique-quilt-exhibition

Iowa, Winterset
Iowa Quilt Museum.The 2nd annual Airing of the Quilts with quilts all over town. April, 27, 2019.
Stitched Through Time: A History of Quilting
July 9th – September 29th, 2019
http://iowaquiltmuseum.org/

Maryland, Baltimore
Maryland Historical Society. In conjunction with the exhibit Hometown Girl: Contemporary Quilts of Mimi Dietrich the museum will show some of its many Baltimore style quilts. Through 2019.
http://www.mdhs.org/museum/exhibitions/upcoming/hometown-girl-contemporary-quilts-mimi-dietrich


Massachusetts, Lowell
In Praise of Silk: The World's Favorite Fabric in ​Quilts and Clothing: Through August 4, 2019
https://www.nequiltmuseum.org/index.html

Missouri, Kansas City
World War I Museum, Color of Memory: Fabric Art of WWI. Through September 2, 2019
https://www.theworldwar.org/explore/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/color-memory-fabric-art-wwi


Nebraska, Lincoln
International Quilt Study Center & Museum. Old World Quilts. The earliest quilts in the collection.
June 21 - November 30, 2019


North Carolina, Raleigh
North Carolina Museum of History, QuiltSpeak: Uncovering Women’s Voices Through Quilts
Through March 1, 2020
https://www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/exhibits/quiltspeak

Catalog available for $20 at the museum's shop:
https://www.ncmuseumofhistoryshop.com/

Curator Diana Bell-Kite's gallery tour, May 18th, 2-3.

Pennsylvania, Elizabethtown
Winters Heritage House Museum. 28th Annual Quilt Exhibit. May 1-31, 2019.
http://www.elizabethtownhistory.org/may-2018-quilt-show

Pennsylvania, Lewisburg
Packwood House Museum, another of their periodic shows of Pennsylvania quilts.
June 1 - October 5, 2019
https://packwoodhousemuseum.com/event/packwood-house-museum-quilt-exhibit/?instance_id=1351


South Carolina, Charleston
AQS Exhibition. The antique quilt show: From Hands Alone: Selected Quilts from the Collection of Chris Moline. September 15-27, 2019.



Tennessee, Nashville
Tennessee State Museum. Between the Layers: Art and Story in Tennessee Quilts.Quilts from the collection. Through May 27, 2019.
https://www.tn.gov/museum/news/2018/11/19/tennessee-state-museum-to-explore-the-art-and-story-in-tennessee-quilts-with-new-exhibition.html

Texas, LaGrange

Texas Quilt Museum. Southern Charm, 25 quilts from various collections, curated by Mary W. Kerr. Through June 23, 2019. 
Kerr will give a free lecture on May 18 at 3 pm about how the south’s quilting traditions developed among the African-American, Scots-Irish, and German communities. 


Vermont, Bennington
The Bennington Museum displays its famous Jane Stickle quilt annually---this year from August 31-October 14, 2019.
https://benningtonmuseum.org/portfolio-items/1863-jane-stickle-quilt/



Vermont, Essex
Vermont Quilt Festival. The antique exhibit this year: Quilted Treasures of New York, curated by Sharon Waddell.
June 26 - 29 2019


Vermont: Shelburne
Shelburne Museum: Ink + Icons: Album Quilts from the Permanent Collection. Nine quilts from the collection.

Virginia, Harrisonburg
Virginia Quilt Museum, Treasures From the Vault: Virginia Stars. Through July 13, 2019
Treasures From the Vault: Mutual West Virginia &Virginia Quilts. July 23– December 14, 2019
www.vaquiltmuseum.org

Washington D.C.
DAR Museum. A Piece of Her Mind: Culture and Technology in American Quilts
Through December 31, 2019
November 15, 2019. “Culture and Technology in American Quilts: A Symposium.”

Washington, La Conner
Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, Hartsfield Family Collection. Quilts from several generations of an African-American family.

6 comments:

Barbara said...

Here's another one: https://www.mdhs.org/museum/exhibitions/upcoming/hometown-girl-contemporary-quilts-mimi-dietrich

Barbara Brackman said...

Thanks. I added it.

Susan said...

A lovely plethora of quilt venues! Thanks so much for posting it. I was at the Capitol Building in Nashville for an event today, and saw a poster in the building which said the Nashville show, Between the Layers, is through July 7.

QuiltGranma said...

Some you missed:

March 29-30, 2019, Kennewick, WA at the Convention Center quilt show

April 26-27. 2019, Pendleton, Oregon at Roundup Convention Center, quilt show

April 26-27, 2019, Everett WA, quilt show downtown, don't have more particulars.

Shawlin said...

I am new to the world of sewing and textile. I find this story inspiring <3

Shaaron said...

Thank you for this listing. I am travelling from Australia in September and hoped to come across a quilt exhibition somewhere but this makes it very easy to find exhibitions I can access.