Handsomely Hand Done: Hand-Quilted Treasures from the Virginia Quilt Museum

Past Exhibit
Start Date:
July 19, 2022
End Date:
September 17, 2022

Marvel at the artistry that can be accomplished with quilting in this exhibition featuring 14 pieces from the Virginia Quilt Museum’s collection. With pieces as old as the 1820s and as new as 2000, this exhibition explores how hand quilting has evolved over time. From straight lines, feathers, double wreaths, cross-hatching, and stippling the quilting on these pieces is amazing. Grab a provided magnifying glass and take a close look to see how tiny and even the stitches are!

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Detail of the quilting on Variation of a New York Beauty, circa 1865, owned by the Virginia Quilt Museum
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