Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Antique Quilt Exhibits: Spring & Summer 2019

Antique Quilt Exhibits: Spring & Summer 2019
Here's a list through the end of summer 2019.

Arkansas, Little Rock
The Old State House Museum. A Piece of My Soul: Quilts by Black Arkansans. Years ago the late Cuesta Benberry curated this exhibit of quilts from the collection, now rehung, up through Fall, 2019.

Colorado, Golden
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Henry Hite's Hawaiian Quilts dating from 1890 to 1992. And Amish and Mennonite Quilts from the Collection.
April 22 - July 20, 2019

Sarasota, Florida
Ringling Museum of Art, The Fabric of India, traveling exhibit of 140 pieces from London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.
July 7 - October 13, 2019

Iowa, Winterset
Iowa Quilt Museum.
Stitched Through Time: A History of Quilting
July 9th – September 29th, 2019

Maryland, Baltimore
Maryland Historical Society. In conjunction with the exhibit Hometown Girl: Contemporary Quilts of Mimi Dietrich the museum will show some of its many Baltimore style quilts. Through 2019.

Massachusetts, Lowell
New England Quilt Museum. In Praise of Silk: The World's Favorite Fabric in ​Quilts and Clothing: Through August 4, 2019

And AQSG's 19th Century Basket Quilt Study is up June 25 - August 18, 2019.

Missouri, Kansas City
World War I Museum, Color of Memory: Fabric Art of WWI. Through September 2, 2019

Minnesota, Minneapolis
MIA Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, The Art of High Style: Minnesota Couture 1880-1914, curated by Linda McShanock & Nicole LaBouff.
Through August 4.

Nebraska, Lincoln
International Quilt Study Center & Museum. Old World Quilts. The earliest quilts in the collection.
June 21 - November 30, 2019

New York, Cherry Valley
Rabbit Goody and herThistle Hill Weavers Studio is hosting the annual Textile History Forum 2019, July 27 & 28, 2019

North Carolina, Raleigh
North Carolina Museum of History, QuiltSpeak: Uncovering Women’s Voices Through Quilts
Through March 1, 2020

Catalog available for $20 at the museum's shop:

Pennsylvania, Lancaster
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Decorated and Plain: A Mennonite and Amish Sampler.
Up now till when?

Pennsylvania, Lewisburg
Packwood House Museum, another of their periodic shows of Pennsylvania quilts.
June 1 - October 5, 2019

South Carolina, Charleston
AQS Exhibition. The antique quilt show: From Hands Alone: Selected Quilts from the Collection of Chris Moline. September 15-27, 2019.

Texas, LaGrange
Texas Quilt Museum. Southern Charm, 25 quilts from various collections, curated by Mary W. Kerr. Through June 23, 2019.

Vermont, Bennington
The Bennington Museum displays its famous Jane Stickle quilt annually---this year from August 31-October 14, 2019.

Vermont, Essex
Vermont Quilt Festival. The antique exhibit this year: Quilted Treasures of New York, curated by Sharon Waddell.
June 26 - 29, 2019

Vermont: Shelburne
Shelburne Museum: Ink + Icons: Album Quilts from the Permanent Collection. Nine quilts from the collection.

Virginia, Harrisonburg
Virginia Quilt Museum, Treasures From the Vault: Virginia Stars. Through July 13, 2019
Treasures From the Vault: Mutual West Virginia &Virginia Quilts. July 23– December 14, 2019

Washington D.C.
DAR Museum. A Piece of Her Mind: Culture and Technology in American Quilts
Through December 31, 2019
November 15, 2019. “Culture and Technology in American Quilts: A Symposium.”

Washington, La Conner
Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, Hartsfield Family Collection. Quilts from several generations of an African-American family.


  1. Here's another one: https://www.mdhs.org/museum/exhibitions/upcoming/hometown-girl-contemporary-quilts-mimi-dietrich

  2. A lovely plethora of quilt venues! Thanks so much for posting it. I was at the Capitol Building in Nashville for an event today, and saw a poster in the building which said the Nashville show, Between the Layers, is through July 7.

  3. Some you missed:

    March 29-30, 2019, Kennewick, WA at the Convention Center quilt show

    April 26-27. 2019, Pendleton, Oregon at Roundup Convention Center, quilt show

    April 26-27, 2019, Everett WA, quilt show downtown, don't have more particulars.

  4. I am new to the world of sewing and textile. I find this story inspiring <3

  5. Thank you for this listing. I am travelling from Australia in September and hoped to come across a quilt exhibition somewhere but this makes it very easy to find exhibitions I can access.