QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT


Monday, June 24, 2019

Antique Quilt Exhibits: Summer & Fall 2019

Most shows won't let you touch.

Here's a list of shows worth visiting and meetings worth attending through fall 2019.

Alabama, Tuscumbia
Belle Mont Mansion,  The annual quilt show at this museum: Antique Quilts from the Tennessee River Valley. October 2 - 31, 2019


Arkansas, Little Rock
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.
http://www.oldstatehouse.com/rotating-exhibits/a-piece-of-my-soul


Historic Arkansas Museum. Stitched Together: A Treasury of Arkansas Quilts (from the collection)
July 12 - October 31, 2019
https://historicarkansas.worldsecuresystems.com/Exhibits/current-exhibits





California, San Jose
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. Gems From Our Past. Quilts from the Collection.

August 28 - October 13, 2019.

Colorado, Golden
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. In The British Style: English Paper Pieced Quilts and Antique Paper Pieced Quilts from the RMQM Collection. October 21 - January 18, 2020
Exhibit Opening Reception: Friday, October 26th, 6:00pm
http://rmqm.org

Connecticut, Hartford
Connecticut Historical Society, Connecticut Quilts, curated by Lynn Z. Bassett.
Opening October 11, 2019
https://chs.org/exhibition/coming-soon-connecticut-quilts/

Florida, Sarasota
Ringling Museum of Art, The Fabric of India, 140 pieces from London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.
July 7 - October 13, 2019
http://www.ringling.org/events/fabric-india

Georgia, Atlanta
September 27 -29, 2019. Atlanta Quilt Study Symposium. 
https://quiltdistrict.com/atlanta-quilt-study-group/


Georgia, Carrollton
Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum. Antique Quilts from the Collection of Marti Michell
October 3 -January 25, 2020


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

Illinois, Burr Ridge
Robert Vial House. Quilts from the Depression
Thursdays & 1st  Sunday of each month through October.
http://www.flaggcreekheritagesociety.com/index.html


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.
http://www.mdhs.org/museum/exhibitions/upcoming/hometown-girl-contemporary-quilts-mimi-dietrich

Massachusetts, Lowell
New England Quilt Museum. AQSG's 19th Century Basket Quilt Study is up through August 18..
https://www.nequiltmuseum.org/index.html

Missouri, Kansas City
World War I Museum, Color of Memory: Fabric Art of WWI. Through September 2, 2019
https://www.theworldwar.org/explore/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/color-memory-fabric-art-wwi

Nebraska, Lincoln
International Quilt Study Center & Museum
150 Years of Red & White. Through September 8, 2019. Quilts in Nebraska colors. You have to know Lincoln to know why.


Whimsy. Through November 30, 2019.


Old World Quilts. The earliest quilts in the collection. September 6 - December 11, 2019.
https://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibition/old-world-quilts

October 9-13. American Quilt Study Group's Annual Seminar is in Lincoln this fall.
https://americanquiltstudygroup.org/seminar/seminar2019/


New York, Manhattan
American Folk Art Museum, Lincoln Square. Wall Power! Quilts from the Karen and Werner Gundersheimer Gift,August 6-September 19, 2019.
https://folkartmuseum.org/exhibitions/



North Carolina, Raleigh
North Carolina Museum of History, QuiltSpeak: Uncovering Women’s Voices Through Quilts
Through March 1, 2020
https://www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/exhibits/quiltspeak

September 28: Bed Turning: Diana Bell-Kite, Curator of Cultural History & Paige Myers, Textile Conservator,  will show you unusual and fragile quilts from the museum collection not in the display. Register here:
https://www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/events/bed-turning%E2%80%94quilts-museum-collection

Catalog available for $20 at the museum's shop:
https://www.ncmuseumofhistoryshop.com/



Ohio, Kent
Kent State Museum. Ohio Quilts from the collection.
Opens July 18.
https://www.kent.edu/museum/news/explore-ohios-rich-history-ksu-museums-ohio-quilts-exhibit

Oklahoma, Shawnee
MOKA meeting, October 4-5, 2019. (MO,OK,KS & AR Quilt Study Group) with visits to the Mabee-Gerrer Museum and the Pottawatomie County Museum.

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


Pennsylvania, Lewisburg
Packwood House Museum, Pennsylvania Quilts: Made in Union County.
Through October 5, 2019 
Quilts must be viewed with a guide, 1 pm daily. Other times arranged in advance.
https://packwoodhousemuseum.com/event/packwood-house-museum-quilt-exhibit/?instance_id=1351

Pennsylvania, Pennsville
Schwenkfelder Heritage Center. Signature Quilts from the collection. 
Through November 8, 2019
 http://www.schwenkfelder.com/collectionsexhibits.html


South Carolina, Charleston
AQS Exhibition. The antique quilt show: From Hands Alone: Selected Quilts from the Collection of Chris Moline. September 15-27, 2019.
http://www.quiltweek.com/locations/charleston/charleston-quilt-exhibits/

Texas, Lubbock 
The Museum at Texas Tech, Cotton and Thrift: Feed Sacks and the Household Fabric of Rural America. 
Through December 15, 2019
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/exhibitions/2019/CottonandThrift.php


Vermont, Bennington
The Bennington Museum displays its famous Jane Stickle quilt annually---this year from August 31-October 14, 2019.
https://benningtonmuseum.org/portfolio-items/1863-jane-stickle-quilt/


Vermont: Shelburne
Shelburne Museum,  Ink + Icons: Album Quilts from the Permanent Collection. Nine quilts.
Through October 31, 2019
https://shelburnemuseum.org/exhibition/ink-icons-album-quilts-from-the-permanent-collection/

Virginia, Harrisonburg

Virginia Quilt Museum, West Virginia Child of the Civil War, quilts from the collection. Through December, 14.
www.vaquiltmuseum.org



Washington D.C.
DAR Museum. A Piece of Her Mind: Culture and Technology in American Quilts
Through December 31, 2019
https://www.dar.org/museum/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibition
November 15, 2019. “Culture and Technology in American Quilts: A Symposium.”


National Museum of American History, Everyday Luxury: Silk Quilts from the National Collection. Opens July 30, 2019.

6 comments:

Sally Langston Warren said...

Thank you so much for putting this list together! I will refer to it many times this year, I am sure!

Unknown said...

Agree...many thanks!!

rondiquilts said...

Thank you!

Rondi
rondiquilts@yahoo.com

Lady Locust said...

How sad that this side of the nation is so lacking, Colorado being the farthest west. The history back east is far older so more abundant in historical riches, but I'm always hopeful to see something out this direction.

Unknown said...

There is an exhibit in Bellingham, Washington state! Modern Quilts, now thru August 25, 2019 at the Whatcom Museum

Unknown said...

Oops... not Antique!