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Threads of Society: American Quilts and the Stories The Tell
Not just bedcovers, quilts were made with careful consideration. Whether commemorating personal events, remembering friends, broadcasting social status, or displaying skill, quilts often provide details of a woman’s life that would otherwise have been lost to time. They act as important representations of the American spirit in art, worthy of recognition and regard. Motifs and practices shown throughout the history of fine art can be found in abundance in these carefully crafted textiles, as both a continuance of past styles and a precursor to artistic movements that would not be popularized for decades to come.
Threads of Society: American Quilts and the Stories They Tell showcases selections from the Field House Museum’s collection of quilts dating from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The exhibition explores the story of quilting in American society, with a focus on the recognition of quilts as historic and artistic materials