|Log Cabin Quilt - Pat L. Nickols Collection, Mingei|
There is a new exhibit open at the Mingei International Museum.
"ON VIEW THROUGH JULY 3, 2014
Celebrating the 2012 gift of 350 American quilts from local collectors Pat and Tom Nickols, this installation features Log Cabin quilts. A Log Cabin quilt is formed in squares known as blocks, each with a central small square surrounded by bars or logs. "
|detail - c. 1875 Child's Rolling Star Object Detail HERE|
"Over the last thirty years, Pat Nickols amassed a wondrous collection of mostly American quilts; a quilt and fabric historian, her knowledge of this important genre of American folk art is boundless.
The collection is comprised of traditional quilts made from the early 1800s to the 1950s, gathered from many parts of the United States.
It includes excellent examples of many types of quilts including Log Cabin, Charm, String and Signature quilts, and quilts made with feed, flour and sugar sacks."
|Object Page HERE|
From the Mingei site Click on the LEARN tab> Collections > Special Collections > Quilts
Each quilt record includes object details; date, size, etc. AND numerous detailed photos.
This is an impressive study opportunity you will want to bookmark and revisit!
Doll quilts, charm quilts, chintz, stars...it takes hours to enjoy all of the detail available.
See if you can find the c. 1835 stripy quilt...
The Mingei holds only a portion of the Pat L Nickols Collection!
If you are able, please consider making a donation to support the Mingei Quilt Collection HERE.
You can designate the donation support the storage, exhibition and promotion of the quilt collection.
ENJOY the collection - aren't we lucky so many have made this beautiful collection of quilts available?
|Object page HERE|