The exhibit features 15 historic quilts from the UK Quilters Guild Collection (dating 1780-1949) as well as 20 quilts by Kaffe Fassett (and team). Kaffe is a patron of the Quilters Guild and worked with their curator to select quilts from their collection for interpretation.
The exhibit is a stunning collection of quilts spanning 236 years - all successfully combined in brilliant color.
|Can you find the antique in the trio?|
Hearts and Crosses Coverlet, Organic Radiation
and Citris Zigzag Ribbon
Two Books Are Available:
Kaffe Fassett's Heritage Quilts
Includes beautiful colored photos of all of the quilts in the exhibit as well as patterns for the interpretations.
Exhibit Catalog is a 32 page full color catalog
The 6"x 9" booklet is laid out with the quilts paired when the book is open for easy analysis.
Contact the gift shop HERE.
The museum also has a companion exhibit, "Pattern Pieces: Can You Make A Quilt Out of Wood?
Some of my favorite wood pieces were by artist Laura Petrovich- Cheney.
Laura works with selvaged wood from hurricane Sandy creating these beautiful pieces of art. Great color, texture and design.
Can you tell she also quilts?
|Rustic Checkerboard Medallion by Sidmouth Quilt|
The exhibit at The Michener Art Museum runs through February 21.
It then travels to the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. Exhibit dates there are March 12 - June 28.
Be sure to check for any Educational Programs during the exhibits.
English and American Quilts - 12/1 - Jean Lury
Piecing Together Cultures - 12/15 - Patricia Herr
(Sign up in advance with the museum)
I hope you get a chance to enjoy the quilts as much as I did.
Get the Free Blanket Statements Mobile App (Crowd Funded) at Google Play or Apple's App Store
Listen to other quilters as they view the quilts.
My Kaffe Quilts HERE
Nancy's Quilts with Kaffe Fabrics HERE
Our Radical Rose pattern in Kaffe Prints HERE
More on the Exhibit HERE
Next Stop - San Jose HERE
|Earthy Herringbone Stripes, Chevron Strippy, Sunshine Herringbone Stripes|
|Ridehalgh Quilt, 1860-1890|
Silk, Brocade and Velvet, each piece outlined in gold silk braid
All hand sewn
Detail from Sunset StripesHave a great week!