We spent last weekend in Lincoln, which is the capitol city of the state of Nebraska. The University has a Quilt Study Centre which is a unique place to visit. The building is purpose built for the study, exhibition, storage and conservation of quilts. It has been funded by generous donations particularly from Robert and Ardis James who also donated their collection of quilts.
I know that I am lucky enough to live near the British Quilt Museum and Gallery but I would love to live within travelling distance of the Quilt Study Centre.
It has a main gallery on the middle of its three floors which is very large and easily houses two quilt exhibitions.
The first of the current exhibitions is called Elegant Geometry and has been curated by Bridget Long who is a past president of the British Quilters Guild and a quilt historian. The exhibition has examples of British and American quilts done in the mosaic style ( over papers). Bridget has decided that this should not be called English Paper Piecing as it was not only done by the English!
Hope you enjoy these photos of some of the quilts on display. Although the hexagon is a favourite shape as you would expect there were also quilts with squares, diamonds and triangles.