Saturday, October 4, 2014

"Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War" at the Shelburne

Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War is currently on view at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont through January 1, 2015. 

The exhibit "highlights a broad range of textile artifacts and other objects to explore the Civil War. Textiles from collections across the United States, including quilts from Shelburne Museum, tell the political, economic and social histories of the Civil War through fabric and cloth."

You may have viewed the show in New York (above at the New York Historical Society) or
at the American Textile History Museum in Massachusetts but the Shelburne will be adding quilts from their collection, so this venue is worth another view.

Detail of a stuffed work flag quilt by 
Mary Green McPherson, Arkansas

Read posts I've done about this quilt here:

This show, curated by Madelyn Shaw and Lynne Zacek Bassett, originated at the American Textile History Museum. The next venue is scheduled for the Nebraska State Historical Society in Lincoln, opening February 1, 2015.

The prize-winning catalog is available on
line from the American Textile History Museum store:

(A reader posted this comment about ordering the catalog: You can email or call Sandra Price at 978-441-0400.)


WoolenSails said...

Another place I would like to visit and see the rug hooking show too.


Anonymous said...

Are any of these shows ever out West? Would love to see some of this but it's always too far away. Judy at

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pictures. A place I've always wanted to visit and haven't had the chance.

Unknown said...

The album quilt in the first photo is the Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album from the Virginia Quilt Museum. Patterns for it can be ordered here: