Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Winter Museum Season is Over

A tile quilt from the collection of  Nancy Pfutzenreuter
See West Branch, Iowa, below for information about
 Patterns of the Past: A Century of American Quilting at the Herbert Hoover Museum

On my webpage I try to keep track of museum exhibits featuring antique quilts. I noticed the winter season is coming to an end with several shows closing in March.

Here's your last chance to see these exhibits.

Charleston, South Carolina.
The Charleston Museum's ongoing rotation of quilts from the collection features as this year's exhibit 12 crazy quilts, coming down March 28th. For more information click here: http://www.charlestonmuseum.org/topic.asp?id=25

Churchtown, Pennsylvania.
Historic Poole Forge is hosting Quilts In The Mansion II, a display of fifty antique quilts for one week from March 22-27. Click here for information: http://www.historicpooleforge.org/events/details/quilt_show/

Lincoln, Nebraska.
The International Quilt Study Center and Museum's Four-Part Harmony: The Linda Carlson Four-Block Collection comes down March 28th. http://www.quiltstudy.org/discover/exhibitions/upcoming.html?upcoming_item=60714&db_item=listitem

Detail of a hexagon quilt with a silk portrait of
Queen Victoria from the Tanenbaum collection
Toronto, Ontario.
The Textile Museum of Canada's Kaleidoscope: Antique Quilts from the Collection of Carole and Howard Tanenbaum, comes down March 21, 2010. http://www.textilemuseum.ca/apps/index.cfm?page=exhibition.detail&exhId=306

Inlaid wool quilt

Vienna, Austria.
Das Österreichische Museum für Volkskunde. Inlaid-Patchwork in Europe from 1500 to the Present comes down March 14. Click here for more information and see their press page for photographs: http://www.volkskundemuseum.at/?id=225

Quilt made for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair contest
from Nancy Pfutzenreuter's collection
West Branch, Iowa.
The Herbert Hoover Museum's Patterns of the Past: A Century of American Quilting comes down March 21st. The show features Nancy Pfutzenreuter's collection.  http://hoover.archives.gov/exhibits/Quilts/QuiltingExhibit.html

Keep track of museum exhibits on my webpage by clicking here:

It's time to plan spring and summer travel.


  1. My spring travel will be to the V&A Quilts 1700-2010 exhibit. Thanks for the final reminder.

  2. I am just amazed. I babysat for Nancy Pfutzenreuter a long time ago. Have not kept up with her, did know that her sister, Judy, quilted and to find that Nancy collects quilts. Cool beans.... and I enjoyed the "show" on line. Thank You ever so much for posting this.

  3. Many thanks for the reminder .... I went to the Toronto exhibit .... I saw and admired many antique quilts. I've never seen silk quilts before and there was a lot of them to drool about.