Bold Patterns, Bright Colors: Graphic Pennsylvania Quilts, 1850-1915.
Through July 29, 2012.
The Mercer Museum, Doylestown, PA
Exhibit features more than twenty stunning quilts from the collection of Bucks County residents Paul and Rita Flack. Selected for their vivid colors, and dramatic graphic elements, the quilts are particularly expressive of Pennsylvania-German textile traditions, especially those of the Mennonites. Textiles are supplemented by quilt-related artifacts from the Mercer collections.
Pennsylvania Quilts II. Patterns & Variations.
Through October 13, 2012.
Packwood House Museum, Lewisburg, PA
Packwood House Quilt Weekend, August 10-12, 2012
For those who want hands-on quilting with workshops
The next exhibit in Packwood’s series of quilt shows, this summer’s “Pennsylvania Quilts II” will examine the collection based on patterns, including stars, squares, rectangles, triangles, curves, flowers, and one-patch patterns. The Kelly Gallery will feature more than 30 quilts and include in-depth discussions on each of the variations shown, and visitors will get to see an additional 50 quilts artfully displayed throughout the historic house museum. (Ann Hermes has photos from last year’s exhibit at Notes from the Quilt Lab).
Eighth Annual Muncy Quilt Show, Antique and Contemporary Quilts
Muncy Historical Society, Muncy, PA
July 20-21, 2012
The quaint and beautiful river town of Muncy once again is the setting for the Muncy Historical Society’s annual Quilt Show. Slated for July 20-21, visitors will have the opportunity to view antique and contemporary quilts at the Quilt Show to be held at Muncy Elementary School, 125 New St. The 2012 showcase will be a pristine assortment of 19th century PA-pieced and appliqué vintage quilts. This spectacular collection, which includes a wide variety of patterns and sensibilities, has never been shown at the Muncy Show and is on loan specifically for this two-day show.
Pauline Fisher will conduct pre-scheduled appraisals on old or new quilts or tops, blocks, or quilted wearable art. It takes approximately 60 minutes to complete each appraisal, which includes time for consultation, a confidential written appraisal and a photo of the quilt. The fee per item includes a written appraisal and is $40. Quilt appraisals will be held Friday, July 20, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Call 570-546-5917 to pre-register an appraisal.
American Quilts from the Terasaki Collection.
Through August 26, 2012
Palmer Museum of Art, State College, PA
This exhibition features twenty-one American quilts from the private collection of Etsuko Terasaki, a former professor of Japanese literature and theatre at Cornell University, whose fascination with color and design dates back to her childhood in Japan. Nearly forty years ago, Terasaki saw her first American quilt and soon after became an avid collector.
More photos of HiP Passions at Pinterest.
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