“Patterns & Prints: Quaker Quilts & Textiles,” Quaker Heritage Center, Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio, to December 14, 2012

August 11, 2012

Patterns & Prints: Quaker Quilts & Textiles  is on exhibit  until December 14, 2012, at the Quaker Heritage Center of Wilmington College, which is
inside the Boyd Cultural Arts Center in Wilmington, Ohio.
Exhibit  shows 200 years of quilts from Clinton County’s Quaker families with approximately one dozen quilts and coverlets, as well as a variety of household and clothing textiles, made and collected by Quaker families in Southwest Ohio dating from the 1830s through the 1990s. An indigo and white double-weave
coverlet given as a wedding gift in 1833, a nine-patch variation pattern quilt in pink calico signed by its creator in 1877, a friendship quilt made by members of the Wilmington Yearly Meeting celebrating their centennial in 1991 — each of these pieces, and many more stunningly beautiful and varied textile works, come together to tell about the lives of the families who came to Southwest Ohio as early as 1800, and stayed to make Clinton and Warren counties a vital center of Quakerism in America.

Photo is the Center’s of a previous exhibit.

More info: http://www.wilmington.edu/qhc/Exhibits.cfm

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