Saturday, June 30, 2012

Civil War Era Quilt Exhibit in Chicago

Civil War Era Quilts from the Illinois State Museum

is on exhibit at the The Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery
From June 18-September 14, 2012

The gallery at 100 West Randolph, downtown, is open only Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM, (closed state holidays.) The Gallery is free and wheelchair-accessible.
Quilt made in Jerseyville, Illinois
 Curator Angela Goebel-Bain Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts has selected 18 quilts from the Illinois State Museum's extensive collection. Highlights:
  • An album quilt made by a close neighbor of Abraham Lincoln and includes the names of Springfield women surrounding the Lincolns.

  • A quilt that a wounded Civil War veteran helped his wife create after the war.

  • A quilt made by a soldier's wife from Effingham whose son also volunteered when he came of age.

  • Quilts made by mothers and sisters of soldiers

  • A quilt made by a Jerseyville, Illinois, woman for her granddaughter in Tennessee, whose father was a Confederate officer

  • Quilts representing the array of popular quilt styles of the Civil War period, including five outstanding appliqué quilts from a young Pennsylvania woman's dowry.

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WoolenSails said...

I love those types of quilts, love the materials.
Someday I will try and get to our small, local museums and see if they have any hidden quilts.


Anonymous said...

I love these quilts. Thank you for sharing. I hope to make one some day! So beautiful!

soledad rodriguez said...

I love this quilt from the Civil War. I hope to finish my DJ to make one.
Nice blog.
a hug

Becky in VA said...

I would love to see this exhibit!

Anna said...

That fantastic work. I love all the vintage items, but these works of early wommen patchwork enthusiasts are incredible.
Congratulations on your work.
A hug.

house and land packages Pearsall  said...

Wow. A quilt from the Civil War era. It surely must have seen a lot in history.

Rebekah said...

Beautiful! I love that Jerseyville quilt in the photo. The red border and the star design in the middle is so simple but so pretty.

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