Friday, December 25, 2015

A Little Red and Green

Red, White and Green All Over: Traditions and Variations of 19th Century Appliqué  is the current exhibit at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

Curator Holly Zemke is a graduate student at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Red, White and Green All Over features quilts from the collection of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum.

You must visit when you go to Quilt House. This show is at the Home Economics building on campus nearby at 35th and Holdrege. It will be up through February 5, 2016. You can see it M-F
while school is in session, but not the week of  December 24, 2015 - January 3, 2016 when campus is closed.

Check the link here:

Quilt date-inscribed 1863 by Permelia Ann Watkins
IQSCM #2009.044.0002
From the Carlson Collection.

Quilt date-inscribed 1855 by Emily Lyon

I visited with Merikay Waldvogel, Deb Rowden
and Virginia Gunn a few weeks ago. We had a wonderful time
exclaiming about details and design.

The edge of this quilt not only has a scalloped applique
but a cording inserted right into the edge. Dr. Gunn would
notice that right away. Look for the detail when you see the show.

Holly included regional German dress in red and green,
an ensemble from the collection donated by Felicitas Lampert,
an expert on traditional Germanic clothing.

Not all the quilts are red and green on white.
This Pennsylvania sampler is on blue.

Princess Feather
From the Carlson Collection


  1. How beautiful, and how appropriate for today! Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Beautiful quilts and I have always loved red and green.
    This year I am making time for me to work on my quilts and make new ones.
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.


  3. Hope your day has been wonderful and thank you for all you have shared this past year!