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Flower Show: Antique Quilts from the International Quilt Festival Collection
Beginning July 1, we'll have a brand new exhibit on display. Flower Show: Antique Quilts from the International Quilt Festival Collection will present 10 quilts dating from the 1850s to the 1940s.
Left: North Carolina Lily with Sunflowers, c. 1944, (92" x 84"), artist unknown.
Right: Wreath of Roses (91.5 x 72.5), artist unknown.
These beautiful works showcase beautiful flower designs with impeccable hand-quilted details. Floral patterns were popularly used for quilts in the 19th and 20th centuries, especially 1840-1860. The majority of these quilts feature color schemes of blue, red, and green, with accent colors of orange, pink, and yellow.
Left: Whig Rose (86” x 86”), artist unknown.
Right: Dogwood Baskets, c. 1920, (82” x 80”), artist unknown.
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