“Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts at the Crocker Museum

Image: Elizabeth Welsh (American), Medallion Quilt, circa 1830. Cotton, 110.5" x 109". Brooklyn Museum, Gift of The Roebling Society, 78.36. Brooklyn Museum photograph (Gavin Ashworth, photographer), 2012

Image: Elizabeth Welsh (American), Medallion Quilt, circa 1830. Cotton, 110.5" x 109". Brooklyn Museum, Gift of The Roebling Society, 78.36. Brooklyn Museum photograph (Gavin Ashworth, photographer), 2012

I have long admired, but alas from afar, the quilt collection housed at the Brooklyn Museum.  Here’s a chance to see approximately 35 American and European quilt masterpieces from that collection right in our own backyard.  The exhibition will be at the Crocker Museum in Sacramento from May 25 - September 1, 2014.  

Definitely on my list of fun things to do this summer!