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Art of the Quilter

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This exhibition is on view in the Foster and Muriel McCarl Gallery
The exhibition is generously funded by the June G. Horsman Family Trust.

“Art of the Quilter” features a selection of American quilts representing a variety of techniques, colors, and materials. Also included is an 1849 woven coverlet with a border depicting giraffes. Other highlights include a stunning quilt made up of thousands of precisely cut hexagons and an appliquéd quilt made by Marylander Catharine Garnhart for her granddaughter. All of the quilts express the imaginative artistic impulses and skill of its maker(s).

Hexagon-Pieced Quilt Top, by Ancestor of Tasha Tudor, probably made in Great Britain, used in Massachusetts, 1800-1840. Gift of Tasha Tudor, 2000-131
Appliquéd Chintzwork Quilt, by Anna Catharine Hummel Markey Garnhart , Frederick, Maryland, ca. 1845. Gift of David and Linda Davidson, 2022.609.8
Woven Doublecloth Coverlet, by F. Hesse, Somerset, Perry County, Ohio, 1849. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Foster McCarl, Jr., 1978.609.8


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