Quilts: Warmth to Wonder
See the first exhibition in our new Dunning History Gallery!
April 11 – September 29, 2019
Friday, April 12, 6 – 8 pm
In 1828, a quilt was defined by Noah Webster in An American Dictionary of the English Language as a cover or garment made by putting wool, cotton or other substance between two cloths and sewing them together. The definition remains much the same today. Whether of rich or humble fabrics, large in size or small, expertly crafted or not, well-worn or pristine, quilts provide a visual framework that contributes to the story of America’s complex history.
This exhibit presents a variety of quilts and related objects drawn directly for the Loveland Museum’s historic collection. Also included are examples of contemporary art quilts, defined by Studio Art Quilt Associates as an art form that is layered and stitched, made by members of SAQA living in Loveland.