Stitching Stories from the Past
Quilts are more than just bedcovers—they reflect and shape cultural trends. Now through October 25, the Field House Museum is telling the story of quilting in its main gallery space. Explore the history of quilting in America through Victorian crazy quilts, a 1930s redwork quilt, a 1970s t-shirt quilt, and more. The exhibit also includes quilts made by local artists, as well as an interactive display of the nation’s famous AIDS Memorial Quilt. A special section on wartime quilting features a World War I Red Cross fundraising quilt and a World War II quilt made from silk “Victory” banners. From August 25 to September 24, the exhibit will also host the traveling Missouri Bicentennial Quilt, created in 2021 to celebrate 200 years of statehood. Each of Missouri’s 114 counties, plus the city of St. Louis, has a block on the quilt. The Field House Museum is the only St. Louis location that will host the quilt on its journey across Missouri, so be sure to catch it before it’s gone.
For more information about this exhibition, please contact the Field House Museum by calling 314.421.4689 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.