Past Exhibits

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June 10, 2010 - October 31, 2010

Main Gallery

“With pieces of cloth and strands of thread women have created cherished works of art that celebrate love and beauty and the world in which they lived.” — Kay Payne

Quilts, a true American art form – admired, used in everyday life and loved throughout America’s history – are represented in this showcase exhibit from the closets and trunks of local residents within our community. This traditional craft was made by every kind of woman from every ethnic and religious group. Women have expressed themselves artistically through their needlecraft, and shared the companionship and conversation of friends while making their quilts. Also included are other forms of historic needlework primarily taken up by women including--early samplers, embroidery, lace making, crochet, cross-stitching, knitting and needlepoint.

Related Programs

  • By Hand: American Women with Needle and Thread, Kay Payne – July 07, 2010
  • For Love of Water & Place: Environmental Art and Quilts, Linda Gass – July 28, 2010
  • Dating Quilts, Nancy Bavor & Kathi Oderio – August 04, 2010
  • Antique & Conteporary Quilt Appraisal Day, Nancy Bavor – September 11, 2010

Exhibit Description

Extended through January 7, 2011 called Holiday Bells and Whistles exhibit updated with holiday quilts, a vintage train layout, a hobby train exhibit and a display of constructed Mecanno mechanical devices.

(Quilt selections refreshed on September 20 and November 15, 2010)

Exhibit Highlights

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