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American Folk Art Museum: Year of the Quilt

The American Folk Art Museum has named 2011 the Year of the Quilt. Learn more about three quilts from its collection. 

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Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum Exhibit

What: Stunning quilts from the museum’s collection.

Why: From rare fabrics to fine workmanship, you’ll see well-preserved quilts that are rarely displayed. “These are the quilts that were made to put on the bed when the minister or other important visitors came,” Elizabeth says.

For more info: folkartmuseum.org

Photo: Harlequin Medallion Quilt. Artist unidentified. New England; 1800–1820. Glazed wool, 87x96”. Gift of Cyril Irwin Nelson in loving memory of his grandparents John Williams and Sophie Anna Macy, 1984.33.1. Photograph by Matt Hoebermann. Courtesy of the American Folk Art Museum.

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