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International Quilt Festival - Houston 2018


This year, the Virginia Quilt Museum is honored to have our Botanical Album quilt shown at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas.

BEYOND THE VALLEY: A TRIBUTE TO ESTHER BLAIR MATTHEWS 1776-1866

Organized by Doreen Johnson and Neva Hart

In 1858 Esther Blair Matthews created a Botanical Album quilt that depicted flowers growing in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. It also voiced her devotion to her family and country, and eventually the work found a home in the Virginia Quilt Museum. Quilts submitted for this current exhibit came from the Museum’s online SVBAQ Sew Along followers, and carry on the themes of Matthews’ famous quilt.

If you would like more information about the International Quilt Festival, please click here.

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