|In some venues, the original quilt will be displayed |
with the study quilt
They are currently exhibiting, "In War Time: A Study of Civil War Era Quilts 1850 - 1865" - 25 small quilts reproduced with permission from private collections and museums.
Each quilt is accompanied by a written statement that documents the study of the original quilt as well as their journey as a quilt maker.
|Original Quilt is in the collection of the Indiana|
State Museum and Historical Society
The study quilts will be on exhibit through July, 2016 in the Marie Webster House. They then move to their next venue. The quilts travel for four years.
On June 4 - July 9 they will also have an Indiana Historical Society exhibit titled, "Faces of The Civil War". Deb Geyer, Executive Director says, "This exhibit bring to life the stories of many Hoosiers whose lives were touched, and in some cases taken, by the Civil War and illustrates how regular people coped with the tragic experiences of the day - all from an Indiana perspective."
If you are in the area or planning a trip, you might also be interested in attending Celebration 2016, (July 14-16) when Carolyn Mazloomi will be inducted into The Quilters Hall of Fame.
The 25 quilts represent a wide variety of techniques from quilters across the country. The next study theme is "Baskets", the 50 entries will be shown at the annual American Quilt Study Group Seminar.
Some of the entries are group projects.
I think you will enjoy the variety of works in the exhibit.
A special thank you to the many volunteers who make this activity possible. In addition to the team of AQSG volunteers, thank you to each location who participates in the program.
|Original quilt from Deanna's collection - will|
be on exhibit when the study quilts travel to the
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum - Golden, Colorado
At The Quilters Hall of Fame - Executive Director Deb Geyer, Exhibits Coordinator Sherry McConnell and the many volunteers who make it all possible.
Photos courtesy of Dale Drake.
The companion book, "In War Time: A Study of Civil War Era Quilts 1850-1865" is still available HERE. It includes all 50 fabulous quilts.
Do you have the book?
Have you seen the exhibit?
Are you going to the exhibit?
Are you participating in the basket study?
Would love to hear from you!
Have a great week,
Yes, my little flag quilt is also in this exhibit!