Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Elegant Geometry - Quilt Study Centre Lincoln Nebraska


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!



This is the area outside the main gallery.





















































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.

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5 comments:

Jayne said...

These are beautiful quilts, Janet! Thank you so much for sharing with us! I am in Ohio and probably would never get out to Nebraska to see these quilts, so I appreciate that you took the time to share.

A true quilter - you come to the US and visit quilt museums! Good girl!

Jonathan G said...

Janet, thank you for sharing your recent visit to the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. I'm currently away from Lincoln and am so glad to see that familiar exhibition again. The Quilt Center has also prepared an online version of the exhibition for those who want to see it again and those who will not be able to come to Lincoln. It is available at:

http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/mosaic/mosaic0.html

Jonathan Gregory
Assistant Curator of Exhibitions
International Quilt Study Center & Museum

Mary Jenkins, said...

Thank you for telling us about the IQSC and for your pictures of the quilts. I would love to visit but probably never will - a bit too far from Wales.

Minka's Studio said...

What a great exhibit. Thank you for sharing the photos!

Irene B said...

Thank you for sharing some more photos. I live in Melbourne Australia so have nil chance of visiting - but maybe one day!! I just received my copy of the catalogue and have been drooling over the photos so its great to have some additional photos with close-ups.