Thursday, January 19, 2012

Quilt happenings


82 Quilts from former Esprit Collection featured in ART OF THE QUILT

Preview Reception & Dinner March 13; Public Exhibition March 14-18, 2012

Lancaster Pennsylvania, 1.18.12: 
For the very first time since

this collection made its public debut in 1990 at the Fine Arts

Museum of San Francisco, visitors will experience ALL 82

historic masterworks of American quilt making selected from

the world renowned Esprit Collection of Amish quilts. These

superb works, acknowledged masterpieces of design and

needlework, were made between 1870 and 1950 by the

Amish women in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The exhibition will be presented in the

Beaux-Arts inspired LANCASTER QUILT & TEXTILE MUSEUM, 37 North Market Street

Lancaster PA, for one week only—March 13-18, 2012.

A preview reception of this weeklong exhibit will be held

Tuesday, March 13, beginning at 5pm. The historic evening

promises a fabulous reception with hors d´oeuvres and

signature drinks in the lobby followed by guided tours of the

exhibition. Limited seating is also available for an exclusive

evening dinner with original Esprit curator, Julie Silber, one

of the world’s most respected quilt experts. Dinner begins

at 7:30pm.

“The work of Amish
quilt makers in
Lancaster County,
between about 1870
and 1950 was one of
the finest aesthetic
forms in America."



Public exhibit admission and curatorial tours will be available at the museum Wednesday

through Sunday March 14-18, during the week that American Quilter’s Society hosts its annual show at the Lancaster County Convention Center—just one block away.

LANCASTER QUILT & TEXTILE MUSEUM exhibit hours will be 9am to 7pm Wednesday

through Saturday, and Noon to 5pm on Sunday. An eclectic array of live music will

highlight the museum’s exhibit experience during evenings and Sunday afternoon.

Thursday evening admission also includes a reception with Lancaster County’s Bed &


WILLOW VALLEY RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES. Proceeds from this special full-

collection exhibit will benefit “SAVE LANCASTER’S QUILTS: Preservation for Today &

Tomorrow,” a campaign for the care of the museum’s quilt collection and an endowment

with the Lancaster County Community Foundation that will assist in providing a home for

the artifacts in Lancaster County. For advanced tickets and information, email or call 717.299.6440.

AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM Just two days ago, the revitalized AFAM opened a new exhibition in celebration of its 50th anniversary, Jubilation/Rumination: Life, Real and Imagined. The exhibition highlights important and highly recognized artists in the Museum's collection, and there are two marvelous quilts to see.

TEXTILE STUDY GROUP EXHIBITIONS CROSSING LINES: THE MANY FACES OF FIBER has 58 pieces on view through Feb. 19, 2012; and 9 x 9 x 3: NEW VISIONS is an exhibition of 52 works of fiber art created to fit inside 9" x 9" x 3" boxes and is on view from Jan. 25 to Mar. 2, 2012.

1 comment:

  1. Nice way to decorate your walls. I have never done that. My effort to beautify the walls in my house was to order big-sized canvas prints from, from images of western art. I use the same angel motifs in all of the rooms painted by different painters, such as this one by very interesting English artist Stanley Spencer,


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