This exhibition is on view in the McCarl Gallery
The exhibition is generously funded by the June G. Horsman Family Trust.
“Art of the Quilter” features a selection of American quilts representing a variety of techniques, colors, and materials — from a pieced quilt made of denim blue jeans to an intricately appliqued piece made of colorful cottons .
Each quilt expresses the imaginative artistic impulses of its maker(s) while also creating a warm and practical bedcover for loved ones. Some quilts were created as a community activity in which neighbors and relatives enjoyed the pleasures of working together and socializing. The quilts in this exhibition illustrate the multicultural nature of American society, including the Anglo-American, African-American, German, Amish, and Mennonite communities.