Monday, November 13, 2017

Antique Quilt Exhibits: Winter & Spring 2018

Get that automobile in working order and pack it for a road trip.

California, Folsom
Folsom Historical Society.  The Art of Piecemaking, Quilts from Carole Gebel's collection.
Through April 22, 2018.

California, Pasadena
Huntington Library. Becoming America: Highlights from the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Collection. The Fieldings' new wing exhibits objects from their folk-arts collection including quilts. Their focus: American ingenuity in art for utilitarian purposes by craftspeople in 18th & 19th century rural New England. Through October, 2019.

California, San Diego
Mingei Museum of Folk Art. Kantha, 40 Indian pieces made from recycled sari decoratively stitched. Through March 25, 2018.

Indiana, Lafayette
Haan Mansion Museum. Hoosier Quilts: A Patchwork of Styles.
Through March 17, 2018

Illinois, Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago. Making Memories: Quilts as Souvenirs. 27 visually captivating and technically masterful quilts from the permanent collection, ranging from 1840 to 2001. Through April 1, 2018.

Iowa, Winterset 
Iowa Quilt Museum. Feed Sack Quilts. Through April 15, 2018 

Kentucky, Bowling Green
Western Kentucky University Museum. Kaleidoscope. Thirty quilts from the collection including a new acquisition, the cover quilt for the Kentucky project book. Through December, 2018.

Kentucky, Paducah
Quilt Week in Paducah's 2018 Rotary Show is Southern Splendor curated by Mary Kerr. April 17-21, 2018.
National Quilt Museum. New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Bow Tie. March 16 – June 12, 2018

Quilt signed 1853 Lucy Shephard Loomis, Baltimore

Nebraska, Lincoln
International Quilt Study Center & Museum/Quilt House.
Made by Hand: American Quilts in the Industrial Age II. Quilts prior to 1870 from the collection.
Through April 29, 2018

Binding Threads: The James Family Collection
Through April 15, 2018

Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection. Through May 13, 2018.

Covered in Blue. A two-day immersion in the Museum's collection of blue & indigo quilts. June 14-16, 2018. 
North Carolina, Winston-Salem
Stitching a Southern Identity. MESDA's annual spring textile conference: March 16-17, 2018

Ohio, Columbus
Columbus Museum of Art. Botanical Wonders: Flower Figure Quilts 1850-1950 From The Donna And Rodney Wasserstrom Collection. Showcasing a recent donation. Through March 11, 2018.

Pennsylvania, Doylestown
Mercer Museum. Unpacking Collections: The Legacy of Cuesta Benberry, An African American Quilt Scholar. Plus African American Quilts: From Traditional to Contemporary Through April 15, 2018.

South, Carolina, Charleston
Charleston Museum. Piece by Piece: Geometric Quilts, featuring pieced quilts from their estimable collection. Through May 31, 2018.

Texas, LaGrange
Texas Quilt Museum. Antique Indigo Quilts from the Poos Collection. 25 examples of 19th-century treasures. Through April 1, 2018

Utah, Brigham City
Brigham City Museum. Vintage Quilt Exhibition from the community. Through April 13, 2018.

United Kingdom, Bath England
American Museum. The Quilters Guild tells us their 1718 Coverlet will be shown from April 10-29, 2018.

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 May, 2018.
Printed Fashions: Textiles for Clothing and the Home, 1700-1820 includes a few quilts (one with a John Hewson panel) and a lot of early fabric. Through 2018.


  1. Road trips in the '30 was more about fixin' tires than fixin' the engine....

    Wish there was a way to put this post in my pocket to refer to from time to time...... such wonderful links!!!!

    Thanks for keeping track of them all for us.

  2. I wish I could do them all, but at least I've been to the Knoxville one, and plan to go again. It isn't huge, but the antique quilts on display are amazing and belong to several families who lived here. As well, there are some astonishing quilts made from unusual materials in the 1900s. And doesn't that sound odd to say? =)

  3. So happy to see that the exhibit at the New England Quilt Museum, "Gilding the Lily, Embroidery in Quilts Past and Present", is included in this post! I volunteer at the museum, and this exhibit is wonderful! Come see it before the end of the month!