Archive for September 2010

American Quilts Exhibit

September 5, 2010

I was fortunate to be able to see the “American Quilts: Selections from the Winterthur Collection” at the Milwaukee Art Museum in Milwaukee, WI.  The exhibit is open until September 6th. 

The quilts dated back to 1760 and were excellent examples of Indian Palampores, chintzes and patchwork. I was so excited to be able to see the Indian chintzes up close.  I needed to see the actual fabric to understand the sheen that has been described.    The quilts were exhibited as fine art within a special gallery.   My favorites are still the Marseilles corded quilting.  The intricate details are exquisite! 

Sorry, no pictures.  Although we were able to use magnifying glasses to examine the fibers closely (without actually touching), we could not take any photographs.