American Quilts: The Democratic Art
opens to the public August 4 - October 28, 2012
Along with the exhibit they will be offering two programs opening weekend:
Quilts in Women's Lives: Threads Through Time Saturday, August 4, 3 p.m.$3 suggested donation; Museum members free
Old City Hall
More than just blankets, quilts commemorate beginnings, endings, passages and celebrations. Julie Silber, co-curator of American Quilts: The Democratic Art, 1708 – 2007, offers a rich, illustrated presentation that places quilts in the context of the lives of the women who made them, and those who lived with them. Julie is one the world's most respected quilt authorities. Curator of the renowned Esprit quilt collection in San Francisco, she is co-author of "Hearts and Hands," and "Amish: The Art of the Quilt."
Quilt Market Sunday, August 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.$3 suggested donation; Museum members free
Internationally known quilt dealers Julie Silber, Jean Demeter, Jane Lury and David Hupert display 19th and early 20th century American, English, and French quilts in this one-day pop-up market — a great opportunity to see and learn about these wonderful textiles. Beginning and advanced collectors will find suitable quilts for purchase as will someone wanting just one piece to warm a room. Verbal appraisals of quilts brought to the Market, $10 per quilt.
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