Perfecting the Past: Colonial Revival Quilts

Dec 7 2012 - 10:00am to Sep 1 2013 - 4:00pm
About this event
Beginning around the United States Centennial in 1876, Americans embraced a vision of the nation's colonial period as a simple and noble time from which they could draw strength in an increasingly modern industrial world. Quilts became symbols of this real and sometimes mythical American past. By making new quilts inspired by those their foremothers supposedly had made, women felt that they were participating not only in tradition, but in history itself. "Perfecting the Past" presents the inspirations for Colonial Revival style quilts and highlights the contradictions inherent in the Colonial Revival.
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International Quilt Study Center & Museum
1523 N. 33rd St.
Lincoln, NE 68583
United States
Phone: 402-472-6549