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This installation features quilts made between 1864 to 2010 from the Museum’s Decorative Arts collection.
Quiltmakers, working alone or together, tell stories by assembling and stitching fabric into layered images that warm loved ones, decorate beds or hang on walls. Each quilt is as unique as its maker or group of makers, whether replicating traditional patterns or creating new designs. The materials–new, store-bought fabric, recycled scraps from old clothing, or second-hand textiles – as well as the images are themselves thoughtful choices that add meaning to the stories. Image credit: Luke Haynes, America in Context #3: American Gothic, 2010. Seattle, Washington. Pieced and appliqued cotton and polyester, 93 x 94 in. Purchase 2012 W. Clark Symington Bequest Fund, Felix Fuld Bequest Fund, John J. O’Neill Bequest Fund, and Emma Fantone Endowment Fund 2012.16 Museum Hours: Thursdays: 10:00 am–7:00 pm Fridays & Saturdays: 10:00 am–6:00 pm Sundays: 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Mondays and Tuesdays: closed; school groups only (except MLK Jr. Day)
UpClose Wednesdays: scheduled reserved tours and school groups only To reserve your tour, call 973.596.6690
Closed: New Year's Day, July 4, Thanksgiving Day & December 25.