Grab your coats and get ready to travel.
Here's a list of exhibits featuring antique quilts
through Spring, 2014
From the Volckening Collection
California, San Jose
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. Quilt Detective: Fake, Fraud or Finished?
Explores the methods curators use to detect inconsistencies in historic quilts.
Through January 19, 2014
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. Twice as Nice: Two-Color Quilts from the Collection
Through January 25, 2014.
Kansas Museum of History. Speaking of Quilts: Voices from the Collections and the Community.
January 17-August 31, 2014
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Beauty in a Time of Scarcity: 19th Century Quilts from the Lewis and Katherine Haag Collection.
Through April 13, 2014.
New England Quilt Museum:
Roots of Modern Quilting: A Fresh Look at Old Quilts. Through December 28, 2013.
Charmed: Every Piece Is Different. April 17-July 6, 2014
Whole-cloth quilt pattern
by Linda Baumgarten
International Quilt Study Center and Quilt Museum:
The Engineer Who Could: Ernest Haight’s Half Century of Quiltmaking. Curator: Jonathan Gregory. Through March 2, 2014.
The Whole Story: Quilting Patterns. Guest Curator: Linda Baumgarten Curator of Textiles and Costumes at Colonial Williamsburg with Carolyn Ducey. Through June 1, 2014.
Expanding the Collection: Recent Acquisitions
Design Dynamics of Log Cabins, quilts from the Holstein collection.
Opening March 7, 2014
New Mexico, Las Cruces
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Stitches in Time: Quilts from the Museum’s Collection.
32 quilts from 1830 to 1970. Through March 23, 2014.
New York, Manhattan
Metropolitan Museum. Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800
A view of trade as a history of design, exploring interrelationship of textiles, commerce, and taste from the Age of Discovery to the 19th century. Not a quilt show as such but of interest to fans of antique textiles.
Through January 5, 2014
Embroidered dress worn in Italy
Early 18th century
See all the objects in the exhibit at the Museum's website.
Latimer Quilt & Textile Center. Bill Volckening's Collection: Quilts made between 1780 and 1850.
March 3-May 4, 2014.
South Carolina, Charleston
The Charleston Museum. Quintessential Quilts."The Museum’s finest examples of quilting from the late 18th century through the 20th century."
Through March 30. 2014.
Positively Paisley through January 5, 2014.
The Museum Center at 5ive Points. Stitches in Time: Hand Quilting. 50 quilts old and new from the community.
January 23-March 1, 2014.
Feathered Star with redwork
from My Stars!
Texas Quilt Museum. My Stars! A Constellation of Star Quilts 1845-1993, curated by Sandra Sider.
Through December 22, 2013.
Shelburne Museum. Color, Pattern, Whimsy, Scale: The Best of Shelburne Museum.
Includes a few quilts and textiles.
Through December 31, 2013
Virginia Historical Society. The Great Western Virginia Cover-Up: Historic Quilts & Bedcovers.
Over thirty bedcovers made in western Virginia between 1800 and 1950 in this second venue of an exhibit from the Blue Ridge Institute. Through January 5, 2014
Colonial Williamsburg. Foster and Muriel McCarl Gallery. Quilts in the Baltimore Manner.
A dozen quilts 1845 to 1855. Curated by Linda Baumgarten and Kim Ivey.
Through May 11, 2014.
DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. Threads of Feeling: Poignant Stories.
Exhibit from London's Foundling Hospital features scraps of mid-18th century fabrics left as tokens with abandoned babies. Though not a quilt exhibit, the fabrics and the stories are fascinating. Through May 26, 2014.
National Museum of Women in the Arts. “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts.
35 quilts from the 18th to the 20th-century in this second and last venue of the Brooklyn Museum’s collection.
December 20 - April 27, 2014.
LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum. 'Tis the Season. The Gaches Mansion dressed for the holidays with red & green quilts from the collection. November 27-December 29, 2013
Wisconsin Quilt Museum. Sheared Delights Vintage Wool Crazy Quilts from the Collection
Through January 11, 2014