Massachusetts quilts

Editorial Staff

Recently more than two dozen of the most significant quilts discovered to date by the Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project went on view at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell in the exhibition Massachusetts—Our Common Wealth: Quilts from the Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project, which runs through September 20. So far, some six thousand quilts have been documented as a result …

Inspired by antiques: An American moon and stars quilt

Editorial Staff

This week I’m taking inspiration from a remarkable quilt that will be up for auction at Skinner’s American furniture and decorative arts sale this weekend (June 7).  Dating from the turn of the 20th century, the design of this pieced wool quilt is comprised of four-point stars set between thirty-five full circles and ten half circles—known as a “moon and …

Amish Quilts and Recent Acquisitions at the Textile Museum

Editorial Staff Exhibitions

When the International Quilt Study Center and Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was founded in 1997, an important aspect of its mission was to promote scholarship by exhibiting its vast collection at institutions throughout the world. Tomorrow a group of the center’s Amish quilts goes on view at the Textile Museum in Washington in the exhibition Constructed Color: Amish …

End notes: Movers and Shakers

Eleanor H. Gustafson Art

For short-term planning this summer, consider a trip to Hancock Shaker Village in Massachusetts