Medallions: Contemporary & Historic

Past Exhibit
Start Date:
September 21, 2022
End Date:
December 23, 2022

Medallion quilts feature a central motif surrounded by at least one border. They can feature pieced work, applique, a combination, or even be wholecloth quilts with the central motif and border achieved through quiltied patterns. Medallion quilts were popular in the early 1800s, and many contemporary patterns also fit this definition of a medallion quilt. This exhibit will juxtapose historic medallion quilts from the Virginia Quilt Museum's collection with contemporary medallion style quilts from our members. Come see old and new quilts side by side!

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Framed Medallion circa 1840 from the Virginia Quilt Museum collection, maker unknown
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