If You’re in the Neighborhood

August 3, 2009

While checking various museum websites I found the following exhibits that sound interesting:

Winterthur Museum (http://www.winterthur.org)

 Who’s Your Daddy?  explores, among other things,  the relationship between families and needlework; particularly samplers. It also shows how needlework can be a primary source in historical and genealogical research.  The exhibit runs through August 17, 2009.

The Textile Museum (http://www.textilemuseum.org)

Constructed Colors: Amish Quilts is a display of 29 quilts on loan from the International Quilt Study Center and Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The quilts were made in Lancaster County, PA, the Midwestern communities and Mifflin County, PA. Each area represents a distinct style of Amish quilting. The exhibit runs through September 6, 2009.

If you’re in the neighborhood check out these exhibits and let me know what you think of them!

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2 Responses to “If You’re in the Neighborhood”

  1. Some very interesting points raised here, which has got me thinking!

    • I assume you are referring to the Winterthur exhibit. I never thought of samplers quite in that light and found the idea interesting as well. Thanks for commenting!

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