Thursday, January 9, 2020

Antique Quilt Shows Through Spring 2020

Cabin Fever? How about a road trip
to see an exhibit of antique quilts.
Here's a list through Spring 2020

Nora Ezell, Star Puzzle, 2001

Alabama, Montgomery
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Pieces and Patterns: Quilts of West Alabama. Museum collection of quilts from Gees Bend and other locations.
February 13 through May 10, 2020

Connecticut, Hartford
Connecticut Historical Society, Connecticut Quilts, curated by Lynn Z. Bassett.
Through May 16, 2020. Tours of the exhibit every Saturday.

Georgia, Carrollton
Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum. Antique Quilts from the Collection of Marti Michell
Through January 25, 2020

Illinois, Woodstock
The McHenry County Historical Society's annual show at the Woodstock Opera House. Through February 3.

Louisiana, New Orleans
New Orleans Museum of Art: The Quilts of Gee’s Bend. Five new purchases. Through March 8th, 2020.

Massachusetts, Lowell
New England Quilt Museum. New York, New York! NEQM Collection Quilts from New York State.
Plus: "Amish Quilts from the Collection" includes nine Amish quilts & a selection of miniature quilts from the Dorothy Bosselman Collection of miniature Amish quilts. Through April 4, 2020.

Nebraska, Lincoln
International Quilt Study Center & Museum

Old World Quilts. The earliest quilts in the collection, curated by Carolyn Ducey. Through July 12, 2020.

New Views: Shape Shifters. Recent acquisitions. Through March 29, 2020.

Quilts from the Claire Vlasin Collection. Through February 23, 2020.

New York/ Long Island City
Self-Taught Genius Gallery (American Museum of Folk Art) Signature Styles: Friendship, Album, and Fundraising Quilts
January 22 – May 1, 2020

North Carolina, Raleigh
North Carolina Museum of History, QuiltSpeak: Uncovering Women’s Voices Through Quilts
Through March 1, 2020
Catalog available for $20 at the museum's shop:

Ohio, Kent
Kent State Museum. Ohio quilts from the collection. Through April 12, 2020.

Pennsylvania, Lancaster
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society: Quilt Turning, showing off some from their collection. Barb Garrett in charge. Doing it twice morning and afternoon on March 24, 2020.  Going to sell out fast:

South Carolina, Columbia
McKissick Museum, Piece by Piece: Quilts from the Permanent Collection. Three rotations illustrating the evolution of this textile tradition.
Through July 18, 2020.

Washington, LaConner
Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum. Recent Acquisitions.
Through February 23, 2020.

Wisconsin, Cedarburg
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiberarts. Infinite Ivory and Blue. Two-color textiles from the 1800s to the present.
February 6 – April 26, 2020


Nann said...

A small local show: https://www.bestofthefox.com/2020/01/08/historic-quilts-on-display-through-the-month-in-woodstock/a2ohf7p/

If weather permits I hope to get there next week.

Barbara Brackman said...

Thanks, Nann. I added it. Get that goat cart out and plow through the drifts.

Pieceful Lady said...

I hope to get to the Woodstock IL show as well. I love a local show. Thanks for posting.

Lady Locust said...

Yay! There's one in the PNW. Will have to figure out where that is then see if I can make it happen 😊

Susan said...

Thanks for the heads up. It looks like 3 are within easy 1 day of me, and another if I want to stay over night. I appreciate that you do this periodically!

Bella Pink said...

Barbara....Thanks for your show lists. I was in Washington D.C. in October and read your fall list. Low and behold, there was the display at the DAR Museum. I dragged my sister to it and we so enjoyed the quilts and the rest of the building display. I would not have known about it without your email list! Thanks so much. Arden

Cheryl K. said...

Not related to current shows, there's a photo on this long blog post by genetic genealogist Roberta Estes of a quilt by her great-grandmother she says was in the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. I checked my copy of Patchwork Souvenirs - this one from Indiana is not in the book. It's the 6th photo in the post: https://dna-explained.com/2020/01/11/what-is-a-quilt-52-ancestors-268/

Barbara Brackman said...

Cheryl ---thanks. I added it to our list. As I recal over 20,000 quilts were entered. We defintiely don't have them all.