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  • From the Bed to the Wall: Quilts from a Private New York Collection Exhibition Opening

    Saturday, October 10, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Add to Calendar 10/10/2020 9:00 AM 10/10/2020 5:00 PM America/New_York From the Bed to the Wall: Quilts from a Private New York Collection Exhibition Opening

    On view: October 10, 2020 – January 10, 2021

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    This exhibition traces the evolution of American quilts from colonial objects of luxury, to utilitarian bedcovers providing warmth, to contemporary works of art intended to be hung on the wall.

    The majority of the quilts featured in this spotlight exhibition are pieced quilts, with compositions created by sewing small pieces of fabric together edge-to-edge. Quilts serve as markers of family memory, documenting special life events such as marriages and births. They were used collectively to record community events such as political elections and church fundraising. See examples of a Whig political quilt, a Mennonite wedding quilt, a tithing quilt from a church in Brewerton, New York and many more.

     

    The Rockwell Museum, 111 Cedar Street, Corning, NY 14830

    On view: October 10, 2020 – January 10, 2021

    PLAN YOUR VISIT

    This exhibition traces the evolution of American quilts from colonial objects of luxury, to utilitarian bedcovers providing warmth, to contemporary works of art intended to be hung on the wall.

    The majority of the quilts featured in this spotlight exhibition are pieced quilts, with compositions created by sewing small pieces of fabric together edge-to-edge. Quilts serve as markers of family memory, documenting special life events such as marriages and births. They were used collectively to record community events such as political elections and church fundraising. See examples of a Whig political quilt, a Mennonite wedding quilt, a tithing quilt from a church in Brewerton, New York and many more.