2020/2021 Collections

The International Quilt Museum was pleased to acquire 515 quilts and related textiles representing historical, contemporary and art quilt-making traditions from the United States and 17 additional countries this year. 

Furthermore, in February 2021, the Museum established the Modern Quilt Collection as a way to enhance the Museum’s already burgeoning Modern Quilt collection and to capture the history and influence of this movement while it is happening. Additions to the new collection will be made through the purchase of pieces that are integral to or representative of the Modern Quilt Movement’s various aesthetic and conceptual approaches. The establishment of the Modern Quilt Collection at the IQM was made possible through a generous gift from the Robert and Ardis James Foundation. 

The IQM Collected Works from the Following Countries:

  • Canada
  • China
  • Cook Islands
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Japan
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Netherlands
  • Nigeria
  • Northern Siam (Thailand)/Northern Laos
  • Persia (Iran)
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States 

Collection Items

Collection Items

Shock and Awe
Andrew Lee and Angie Lamoree, Tennessee
2019
107.5” x 108.5”
Gift of Jimmy and Teresa Duryea Wong, 2020.120.0001

Cigar Ribbons
Maker, location unidentified 1890–1910
64.5” x 48.5”
Gift of the Robert and Ardis James Foundation, 2021.005.0001

World War I Red Cross Quilt
Maker unidentified, Burbank, Ohio Dated May 20, 1918
77” x 74.5”
Gift of the Robert and Ardis James Foundation, 2021.021.0018

Making Friends with Fish
Rumi O’Brien, Madison, Wisconsin 1987
Cotton; 79” x 80”
Gift of Rumi O’Brien, 2021.003.0005

Tree of Life Whole Cloth Quilt
Maker unidentified, Turkey
circa 1920–1940
Cotton; 67” x 51”
Gift of the Robert and Ardis James Foundation, 2020.079.0003

Appliqué Hanging
Eugenie Tautoonie Kabluitok (1914– 1986), Kangiqliniq (Rankin Inlet), Nunavut, Canada
circa 1950–1970
Wool; 32” x 56”
Gift of the Robert and Ardis James Foundation, 2021.032.0001

Lincoln
Kim Soper, Huntington, New York 2016
Cotton; 59.5”x45.25”
Gift of the Robert and Ardis James Foundation, 2021.039.0001

Watercolor Study No. 6
Audrey Esarey
2020
28.5”x30”
Gift of the Robert and Ardis James Foundation, 2021.027.0001

Collection Items