QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT


Monday, October 14, 2019

Antique Quilt Shows Fall 2019 & Winter 2020


Embroidered & dyed roadster needlework

Hop in the roadster and head for a quilt show featuring antique quilts.
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Buzz Saw, Docella Wilson, Bradley Arkansas

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


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
http://rmqm.org


Connecticut, Hartford
Connecticut Historical Society, Connecticut Quilts, curated by Lynn Z. Bassett.
Through May 16, 2020. Tours of the exhibit every Saturday.
https://chs.org/exhibition/coming-soon-connecticut-quilts/

Georgia, Carrollton
Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum. Antique Quilts from the Collection of Marti Michell
Through January 25, 2020
https://www.southeasternquiltandtextilemuseum.org/



Louisiana, New Orleans
New Orleans Museum of Art: The Quilts of Gee’s Bend. Five new purchases. Through March 8th, 2020.
https://noma.org/exhibitions/the-quilts-of-gees-bend/#about

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
The New England Quilt Museum's current show of antique quilts features samplers, old and new, plus a tribute to the much missed Sue Garman who did wonderful interpretations of antique quilts. Sue's show up till December 29, 2019.

Nebraska, Lincoln
International Quilt Study Center & Museum


Whimsy. Through November 30, 2019.
Old World Quilts. The earliest quilts in the collection, curated by Carolyn Ducey. Through July 12, 2020.
New Views: Shape Shifters. Recent acquisitions. Through March 29, 2020.
Quilts from the Claire Vlasin Collection. Through February 23, 2020.


New York, Long Island City
American Folk Art Museum's Self Taught Genius Gallery. A Piece of Yourself: Gift Giving in Self-Taught Art. Perhaps this single quilt in many pieces of folk art. Through December 31, 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
Catalog available for $20 at the museum's shop:
https://www.ncmuseumofhistoryshop.com/


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


Oregon, Salem
Willamette Heritage Center. Stitches and Stories: Discoveries from the Oregon Quilt Project
Through December 23, 2019


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


South Carolina, Columbia
McKissick Museum, Piece by Piece: Quilts from the Permanent Collection. Three rotations illustrating the evolution of this textile tradition.
Through July 18, 2020.
http://www.scartshub.com/mckissick-museum-exhibit-has-quilting-buffs-covered/
Monday, November 18: Laurel Horton lecture: The Quilt History Project - A Look Back. 5:30. https://www.facebook.com/events/university-of-south-carolina-mckissick-museum/the-quilt-history-project-a-look-back/373764463294893/



Texas, LaGrange
Texas Quilt Museum. Mama’s Got the Blues, 22 blue quilts collected by Merry Silber, Julie's Mama.
Through December 22.


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

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

National Museum of American History, Everyday Luxury: Silk Quilts from the National Collection
americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/everydayluxury-silk-quilts-national-collection
Up till the end of 2019.



Washington, Spokane
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. Memory and Meaning: Textiles from the Permanent Collection, featuring an embroidered 17th-century Bengali quilt.  
Through January 12, 2020

1 comment:

Susan said...

What a wonderful listing! I wish I could see all of them, and I'm sure everyone else does, too. There are some close enough I think I can get there, and it's great to know about them. Thank you!