Why Quilts Matter: Quilts 101 – Antique & Contemporary Quilts – EPISODE 1

Date: Time: 12:00 pm–12:45 pm
International Quilt Study Center & Museum
1523 N. 33rd St.
Lincoln NE 68583
Directions: 33rd and Holdrege streets
Contact: International Quilt Study Center & Museum , 402-472-6549, info@quiltstudy.org
What is a quilt? This episode introduces the audience to the brave new world of the American quilt, where that question has many different answers. If a ‘real’ quilt is a three-layer fabric sandwich sewn together and folded over a bed, how do we define the quilt that is an amalgamation of fabric, photography, print making and other media, and hangs on a gallery wall?

Our experts contribute varying perspectives, setting the stage for the complexity of the series’ larger topic: Why quilts matter and how they relate to history, art and politics. This episode also takes a look at judgments of quality in the quilt world. Learn what makes one antique quilt more valuable and important than another, and why contemporary quilts are judged by a very different set of standards. To close the episode, experts provide practical suggestions for quilt fans who want to develop their ‘eye’ for a great quilt. In short, it’s Quilts 101, and the perfect introduction to a surprisingly complex subject.

Discussion leader: Carolyn Ducey

Additional Public Info:

http://www.quiltstudy.org

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