Sunday, February 7, 2016

Antique Quilt Exhibits: Winter, Spring 2016

Grab your valise and a trolley to see some antique quilt shows this winter and into spring.

Detail of Wheels Quilt

Collection of the Quilt Museum

California, San Jose
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. Blanket Statements: New Quilts from Kaffe Fassett and Historical Quilts from the Collection of the Quilt Museum and Gallery, York, England. Fifteen historical quilts from 1780 and 1949 and twenty from Kaffe Fassett's studio. Through June 28, 2016

Poppy Quilt by Marie Webster
Collection of the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Indiana, Indianapolis
Indianapolis Museum of Art. A Joy Forever: Marie Webster Quilts.Through January 8, 2017.

Seth Thomas Rose

Indiana, Shipshewana
Quilt Festival, June 22-25: El's Antique Quilt Show - Pieced and Appliqu├ęd Quilts from the 1920's and 1930's from Eleanor Burns's collection.

Iowa, LaPorte
FFA & Ag Museum on Main Street. A small show of antique quilts from a local collection. Through November.

Iowa, Winterset
The new Iowa Quilt Museum's opening exhibit Three Centuries of Red + White Quilts, will be up through October, 2016.
Fundraising Quilt dated 1899, Newton, Kansas

Kansas, Newton
Harvey County Historical Society. Purposeful Stitches: Community Quilts. Fundraising and signature/memorial quilts.
Through December 2, 2017.

Maine, Augusta
Augusta Civic Center, Maine Quilts. July 29-31, 2016
Little Quilts from Antique Inspirations Exhibit, Sponsored by Busy Thimble, Litchfield, Cyndi Black and Wendy Caton Reed.
Quilt as Desired. Mary Kerr.

Massachusetts, Lowell
New England Quilt Museum. First Impressions 2016: New to the Collection. Classroom Gallery. February 24 - May 15, 2016

Bird of Paradise top from
the American Folk Art Museum

Missouri, St. Louis.
St. Louis Art Museum. Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum. Includes several antique quilts.
June 19 - September 11, 2016

Nebraska, Lincoln
International Quilt Study Center & Museum/Quilt House.

Favorites from the Byron and Sara Rhodes Dillow Collection showcases beautiful and rare chintz, toile, and calico in quilts and textiles that express the Dillows’ passion for fabric. Through August 23, 2016.
Inside the Wrapper: The True Tales of the Mountain Mist Quilt Patterns, curated by Linda Pumphrey.
July 1 - October 23, 2016http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/

New York, Canton
TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York)
Two shows:
Material Remains: One Woman's Life Through the Eye of Her Needle, the domestic needlework of Louise Barrows Lowe, a Colorado woman whose life straddled the 19th and 20th centuries. Curated by historian Hallie Bond.
Warmth, Remembrance, and Art: 200 Years of Quilts and Comforters in New York's North Country opens April 2, 2016. Sixty quilts documented by the Northern New York Quilt Project. Through October.

Applique quilt, Ernestine Eberhardt Zaumseil, c
a. 1865. Chandlerville, Illinois. 
Gift of George E. Schoellkopf, 2013 (Detail)
Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York, Manhattan
Metropolitan Museum of Art. American Quilts and Folk Art includes recent quilt acquisitions in two rotations: The second rotation is up through August 7, 2016.

Texas, LaGrange
Texas Quilt Museum. Antique Ohio Amish Quilts from the Darwin B. Bearley Collection. Through June 26, 2016.

Vermont, Essex Junction
Vermont Quilt Festival. June 24-26, 2016.Two antique exhibits this year:
Lobby Lights: Red and White Quilts.
Plain and Fancy. Curators Donna Bister and Richard L. Cleveland are showing quilts from their 1991 book.

Quilt from the Christ Collection

Virginia, Harrisonburg
American Pride: Eagles and Star Quilts from the Pat and Arlan Christ Collection
May 17-September 10, 2016

Virginia, Lynchburg
Lynchburg Museum. A Feast for the Eyes: Quilts and Textiles from Central Virginia. Through December 31, 2016,

Virginia, Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.  A Century of African-American Quilts features twelve quilts from the collection dating from 1875. Through January, 2018.


  1. Lots of great shows, one of these days I will get up to Lowell.


  2. Thanks for listing all the great shows. I'll get my calendar out.

  3. Lovely kitty! The list of shows is beyond doubts great! Thanks for sharing.