We Love Quilts, Part 2

This close-up is from a vibrant colonial revival quilt on loan for the exhibit from the Buffalo County Historical Museum

This close-up is from a vibrant colonial revival quilt on loan for the exhibit from the Buffalo County Historical Museum

Last time I blogged I talked about how much we love quilts–here’s more proof.  We’ve just opened a new exhibit called Beauty in Hard Times:  Depression Era Quilts in Nebraska.  This exhibit will run for two years and the quilts will change every six months.  In addition to quilts from the Society’s collection we’re featuring quilts on loan from twelve other Nebraska museums.  The quilts in this exhibit are colorful, beautiful, sometimes familiar and sometimes surprising, and certainly worth a look.  In addition to the quilts we’re also featuring information and examples of the use of feedsacks, patterns, techniques and more.

If you would like to view the exhibit and want information on hours, location, etc., go here: http://www.nebraskahistory.org/oversite/whatsnew/Quilts_Beauty_Hard_Times.pdf

Otherwise check out some of these images that I took of the exhibit today.

–Deb Arenz, Senior Museum Curator

The entrance to the exhibit featuring a fabulous postage stamp quilt from the Brownville Historical Society Museum

The entrance to the exhibit featuring a fabulous postage stamp quilt from the Brownville Historical Society Museum

More quilts! The one on the right also features a doll whose clothing was made from scraps left over from the quilt. Fun!

More quilts! The one on the right also features a doll whose clothing was made from scraps left over from the quilt. Fun!

This detail is from a quilt that I just love. It belongs to the Stuhr Museum and the maker designed dozens of blocks featuring popular comic book characters. You have to see it.

This detail is from a quilt that I just love. It belongs to the Stuhr Museum and the maker designed dozens of blocks featuring popular comic book characters. You have to see it.

Of course, I had to end this post with an image of the Nebraska block on a state flower quilt.

Of course, I had to end this post with an image of the Nebraska block on a state flower quilt.

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