Past

January 19, 2018 to May 13, 2018

As a collector, I'm looking for something that reflects my country back at me. Quilts rearrange my molecules when I look at them. There's an enormous satisfaction in having them close by. I'm not a materialist. There are too many things in the world, and we know that the best things in life aren't things. Yet there are a few things that remind me of the bigger picture.

We live in a rational world. One and one always equals two. That's okay, but we actually want—in our faith, in our families, in our friendships, in our love, in our art—for one and one to equal three.

January 25, 2022 to April 9, 2022

Salley Mavor: Bedtime Stitches consists of the original artwork for Mavor’s latest book, My Bed: Enchanting Ways to Fall Asleep around the World. The series of sculptural embroideries celebrate cultural differences and highlight the universal theme of children sleeping safe in their beds. For My Bed, author Rebecca Bond created the book’s poem and Salley Mavor illustrated accompanying scenes which bring children and their varying surroundings to life.

October 22, 2021 to April 30, 2022

The Hopi people of northeast Arizona live in 12 villages dotted across what are referred to as First Mesa, Second Mesa, and Third Mesa. They have a long history of producing beautiful cotton and wool blankets, robes, belts, and ceremonial sashes. Quiltmaking became a tradition after its introduction to Hopi women by Christian missionaries more than 100 years ago. Hopi artists draw upon designs unique to their culture, often seen in pottery and baskets.

June 8, 2021 to October 7, 2021

South Asia is rich in quiltmaking traditions. Women have made quilts in this region for centuries and have used them in a multitude of ways: as bed covers, seating mats, tent panels, and dowry items. Varying techniques, color palettes, and formats can be found among different ethnic and regional groups, and certain styles can help identify where a quilt likely was made. In this group of Indian and Pakistani quilts from the International Quilt Museum’s Education Collection, we look at how the techniques of appliqué, piecing, and quilting are used among diverse South Asian communities.

October 15, 2021 to February 26, 2022

Marianne Fons and Liz Porter (Fons & Porter) collaborated on production of one of the all-time best-selling quilt books, the 1993 Quilter’s Complete Guide. Their impact in the quilt world was magnified further when in 1995, they launched their syndicated national public television program Love of Quilting on PBS. The success of both of these endeavors placed them as two of the most widely known quilt personalities in the world and one of the best known brands in the quilting industry.

October 8, 2021 to April 23, 2022

Terrie Mangat is an international quiltmaker focused on creating expressive, contemporary work. Though trained as a printmaker and having worked as a potter, Mangat has made art with fabric and quilts for nearly 50 years, and is credited with starting the embellishment movement in quilts.

September 24, 2021 to March 19, 2022

September 16, 2021 - March 19, 2022
West Gallery

What happens when yesterday’s Modern meets today’s Modern?

August 20, 2021 to October 16, 2021

In times of death and grief, quilts convey—without words—messages of solace, solidarity, and support to the receivers. At times, groups use quilts to express themselves as a community of support to others who have experienced loss. In addition, as both objects of art and as stitched documents, quilts convey compelling messages to viewers when displayed in public spaces.

September 29, 2021 to December 18, 2021

Cultural institutions, such as museums, have suffered loss of revenue due to temporary closure to the public during the global COVID-19 pandemic. In response, Astrid Hilger Bennett, a printmaker and fiber artist, embarked on a significant project in mid-2020. The full-sized quilts she created utilizing 30-years-worth of her hand-dyed, hand-painted, and hand-printed textiles will benefit cultural institutions and non-profits who have been affected by the pandemic.

Pumphrey Family Gallery
September 29, 2021 - December 18, 2021

March 20, 2021

Traditionally on National Quilting Day at the International Quilt Museum, we line the Reception Hall railing with quilts made by members of our local quilt guilds and community.

For this year's virtual National Quilting Day celebration, we asked some of our volunteers and staff members to share quilts from their personal collections. Some of these quilts were made by the volunteer or staff member. Some are cherished keepsakes. 

Each has a story.

We hope you will enjoy this National Quilting Day Community Showcase Virtual Pop-Up.

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