“Politics and Bedcovers, American Quilts and Textiles” Exhibit at White River Valley Museum, Auburn, Washington, through November 7, 2010

An exhibit of about forty quilts and textile art, “Politics and Bedcovers, American Quilts and Textiles” is at the White River Valley Museum in Auburn, Washington, until November 7, 2010.

It celebrates the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote.  In the nineteenth century, women expressed their political views through quilts and other textile art.  Most quilts in the exhibit are suffrage or WCTU  (Woman’s Christian Temperance Union).  Included  is a tied utility  quilt made from  civil war uniforms that is said to weigh about forty pounds .

See this five minute youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V3cQ2uiQAY

More about the exhibit at:  http://wrvmuseum.org/exhibits_current.htm

Photo is the Museum’s.

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