Monday, June 24, 2019

Antique Quilt Exhibits: Summer & Fall 2019

Most shows won't let you touch.

Here's a list of shows worth visiting and meetings worth attending through fall 2019.

Alabama, Tuscumbia
Belle Mont Mansion,  The annual quilt show at this museum: Antique Quilts from the Tennessee River Valley. October 2 - 31, 2019

Arkansas, Little Rock
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.

Historic Arkansas Museum. Stitched Together: A Treasury of Arkansas Quilts (from the collection)
July 12 - October 31, 2019

Colorado, Golden
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Hawaiian Quilts: God in Expression. From the Henry and Angela Hite Collection, curator: Elizabeth Akana. Through Aug. 2
Plus Amish and Mennonite Quilts from the Collection. Through July 20, 2019

Connecticut, Hartford
Connecticut Historical Society, Connecticut Quilts, curated by Lynn Z. Bassett.
Opening October 11, 2019

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

Georgia, Atlanta
September 27 -29, 2019. Atlanta Quilt Study Symposium. 

Iowa, Winterset
Iowa Quilt Museum, Stitched Through Time: A History of Quilting
July 9th – September 29th, 2019

Illinois, Burr Ridge
Robert Vial House. Quilts from the Depression
Thursdays & 1st  Sunday of each month through October.

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.

Massachusetts, Lowell

New England Quilt Museum. In Praise of Silk: The World's Favorite Fabric in ​Quilts and Clothing. Through August 4, 2019
And AQSG's 19th Century Basket Quilt Study is up through August 18..

Missouri, Kansas City
World War I Museum, Color of Memory: Fabric Art of WWI. Through September 2, 2019

Minnesota, Minneapolis
MIA Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, The Art of High Style: Minnesota Couture 1880-1914, curated by Linda McShanock & Nicole LaBouff.
International Quilt Study Center & Museum
150 Years of Red & White. Through September 8, 2019. Quilts in Nebraska colors. You have to know Lincoln to know why.

Whimsy. Through November 30, 2019.

Old World Quilts. The earliest quilts in the collection. September 6 - December 11, 2019.

October 9-13. American Quilt Study Group's Annual Seminar is in Lincoln this fall.

New York, Cherry Valley
Rabbit Goody and her Thistle Hill Weavers Studio is hosting the annual Textile History Forum 2019, July 27 & 28, 2019

New York, Manhattan
American Folk Art Museum, Lincoln Square. Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art. The famous Honstain quilt is on display.
Through July 28, 2019.

Wall Power! Quilts from the Karen and Werner Gundersheimer Gift,August 6-September 19, 2019.

North Carolina, Raleigh
North Carolina Museum of History, QuiltSpeak: Uncovering Women’s Voices Through Quilts
Through March 1, 2020

September 28: Bed Turning: Diana Bell-Kite, Curator of Cultural History & Paige Myers, Textile Conservator,  will show you unusual and fragile quilts from the museum collection not in the display. Register here:

Catalog available for $20 at the museum's shop:

Ohio, Bellville
Aug. 2-4, 2019 Midwest Fabric Study Group 10th annual quilt study weekend exploring the history and chemical analysis of madder. Sharonpinka@yahoo.com

Ohio, Kent
Kent State Museum. Ohio Quilts from the collection.
Opens July 18.

Pennsylvania, Lancaster
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Decorated and Plain: A Mennonite and Amish Sampler.
Up now till when?

Pennsylvania, Lewisburg
Packwood House Museum, Pennsylvania Quilts: Made in Union County.
Through October 5, 2019 
Quilts must be viewed with a guide, 1 pm daily. Other times arranged in advance.

Pennsylvania, Pennsville
Schwenkfelder Heritage Center. Signature Quilts from the collection. 
Through November 8, 2019

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

Texas, Lubbock 
The Museum at Texas Tech, Cotton and Thrift: Feed Sacks and the Household Fabric of Rural America. 
Through December 15, 2019

Vermont, Bennington
The Bennington Museum displays its famous Jane Stickle quilt annually---this year from August 31-October 14, 2019.

Vermont: Shelburne
Shelburne Museum,  Ink + Icons: Album Quilts from the Permanent Collection. Nine quilts.
Through October 31, 2019

Virginia, Harrisonburg

Virginia Quilt Museum, Treasures From the Vault: Virginia Stars. Through July 13, 2019
       From the Hills and Hollers of West Virginia. July 23– December 14, 2019

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.” Tickets go on sale July 31.

National Museum of American History, Everyday Luxury: Silk Quilts from the National Collection. Opens July 30, 2019.

England, Birmingham.
Annual Festival of Quilts, August 1-4, 2019. The antique quilt shows: Baltimore Albums from the collection of Nebraska's International Quilt Museum and The Quilters’ Guild Collection: Forty Years.


Sally Langston Warren said...

Thank you so much for putting this list together! I will refer to it many times this year, I am sure!

Unknown said...

Agree...many thanks!!

rondiquilts said...

Thank you!


Lady Locust said...

How sad that this side of the nation is so lacking, Colorado being the farthest west. The history back east is far older so more abundant in historical riches, but I'm always hopeful to see something out this direction.

Unknown said...

There is an exhibit in Bellingham, Washington state! Modern Quilts, now thru August 25, 2019 at the Whatcom Museum

Unknown said...

Oops... not Antique!