Quilts, like maps, trace the personal stories and experiences of makers and their communities, often illuminating larger historical events and cultural trends. Handstitched Worlds draws from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum, with examples ranging from traditional early-American quilts to contemporary sculptural assemblages.
Image: Nora McKeown Ezell (Eutaw, Ala.), Star Quilt, 1977. Image courtesy of the American Folk Art Museum. Photo by Scott Bowron. Image above: detail of Artist unknown, Mennonite Quilt: Joseph’s Coat, early 20th century. Image courtesy of the American Folk Art Museum. Gift of Karen and Werner Gundersheimer. Photo by Gavin Ashworth.
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