Monday, June 25, 2018

Antique Quilt Exhibits: Summer & Fall 2018

Grab a friend and go to a show of antique quilts this summer and fall.

Alabama, Birmingham
Birmingham Museum of Art. The Original Makers: Folk Art from the Cargo Collection, an exhibition featuring more than 160 outstanding works of folk art from the Museum’s permanent collection. Through December 30, 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 several quilts. Through October, 2019.

Connecticut, Milford
Milford Historical Society. Threads of Milford History: Quilts from 1830 to 1990. 20 quilts ranging from the 1830s to the 1990. Opens on weekends through October 7, 2018.

Indiana, Goshen
Goshen College. Amish Arts 1900 – 1940: from the Pottinger Collection.  Good Library Gallery, September 23 through November 18.

Indiana, Marion
Quilters Hall of Fame. Enrolled Upon the Bed: 200 years of American Name-inscribed Quilts from the collection of Xenia Cord. Through October 6, 2018.

Illinois, Springfield
Illinois State Museum. Bicentennial and Beyond! The Illinois Legacy Collection includes at least two quilts, one a G.A.R. fundraiser, the other Albert Small's 120,000 piece hexagon quilt. Through February 3, 2019.

Kansas, Montezuma
Stauth Memorial Museum. To Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions, exhibit from Michigan State University. July 7 - September 30, 2018.

Kentucky, Bowling Green

Western Kentucky University Museum. Kaleidoscope. Thirty quilts from the collection. Through December, 2018.

Kentucky, Paducah
National Quilt Museum. Kansas City Star Quilts from Edie McGinnis's collection. September 7 – December 4, 2018

Maryland, Bethesda
The American Quilt Study Group's Annual Seminar is October 3-7, 2018 at the Bethesda Marriott.

Massachusetts, Sturbridge
Old Sturbridge Village. Early New England Quilts: Repurposed, Refashioned, and Recycled. Highlighting some of the ingenious ways women reused, re-purposed, and refashioned materials into quilts. Through February, 2019.

Mississippi, Jackson
Mississippi Museum. Stories Unfolded: An Exhibit of Mississippi Quilts. Through October 14, 2018. Catalog of  40 quilts in Stories Unfolded is available from the Mississippi Museum Store, 601-576-6921.

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

Color and Contour: Provencal Quilts and Domestic Objects from Kathryn Berenson's Collection.
Through October 28, 2018
Mark Dunn Collection. Through January 10, 2019

Cheddar Quilts from the Joanna S. Rose Collection
October 5 - February 3, 2019

Nebraska History Museum, Color Quest. Quilts from the collection. Through January 5, 2019. https://history.nebraska.gov/color-quest

Nebraska, Omaha
Joslyn Museum. Pattern and Purpose: American Quilts from the Shelburne Museum. October 6, 2018 - January 6, 2019.

New Jersey, Morristown
Morris Museum. Stitch by Stitch: Quilts and Coverlets from the Permanent Collection. "Get cozy with the Morris Museum’s expansive collection of quilts and coverlets, many exhibited for the first time." Through December 9, 2018.

New York: Long Island City
Self Taught Genius Gallery of the American Folk Art Museum. Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts. Through October 3, 2018

Pennsylvania, Bedford
National Museum of the American Coverlet. Comfortable Cousins: Related Quilts & Coverlets from a Golden Age. Catalog will be available. Through spring, 2019.

Pennsylvania, Pennsburg
Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center. Perkiomen Valley Quilts, a show of antiques from the collection and contemporary versions of the split nine patch. Through November 16, 2018.

Texas, LaGrange
Comfort and Glory Two Centuries of American Quilts from the Briscoe Center June 28-September 30, 2018

Virginia, Harrisonburg
Virginia Quilt Museum.
Mountain Mist Quilts: 20th Century Favorites, examples of early patterns and 21st century versions. Color catalog available. September 18 - December 15, 2018.http://www.vaquiltmuseum.org/

Virginia, Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
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.

Washington, La Conner
Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum. Seeing Stars A Celebration of Star Quilts, Old & New. Through October 28, 2018

Prangins, Switzerland. Swiss National Museum. Chintz: How a Fabric Changed the World. Through October 14, 2018.


Barbara said...

The Morris Museum is only 10 minutes from my house and I'm really looking forward to their exhibit. Thanks for the advance notice :)

Barbara Brackman said...

B---Take pictures and post!

Laurel said...


This is a yearly quilt show of curated current quilts by Utah quilters. Always a delight.

Barbara Brackman said...

Laurel---I only include antique quilt shows---the post would be miles long if I did current quilts.

Barb said...

Thank you Barbara for such a comprehensive list.
I will get to see the Milford exhibit

Barbara Brackman said...

I have a little help from my friends in New England.

Janie said...

Yes, thank you for the list, even if I can't go to the shows I can do some
research and see what I can find out online.

ebwhite said...

I just visited the Texas Quilt Museum -- my 3rd or 4th visit. This time I wandered through the very nice library. I was delighted to discover the large, flat map drawers which when opened revealed large pieces of toile from one of the donors. I could have spent a long time looking - had to leave too soon.