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This fall, The James A. Michener Art Museum in Pennsylvania will be hosting a stunning textile exhibition featuring quilts created by Kaffe Fassett. The quilts were inspired by 15 historical quilts dating from 1780 to 1949, which Kaffe selected from the collection of the Quilter's Guild in York.  The exhibit, Blanket Statements: New Quilts by Kaffe Fassett and Historical Quilts from the Collection of the Quilt Museum and Gallery, York, UK, is on loan from the Quilter's Guild in York, England. It is an exploration of patchwork and quilting art through historical, contemporary, and mixed-media patchwork pieces.
 
November 14, 2015 through February 21, 2016
Paton | Smith | Della Penna-Fernberger Galleries
 

The only other American museum to host the exhibit will be the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles in the Spring of 2016. This is one you won't want to miss.

 
Also from the museum:
 

"To further the visitor's exploration of quilting and textile arts in a contemporary context, the Michener is augmenting the exhibition with a number of mixed-media quilted pieces by the contemporary Philadelphia artist Virgil Marti, who frequently integrates textiles into his work.

"A book, Heritage Quilts, will be available for purchase and will include stunning photographs and detailed descriptions of the quilts on display, together with patterns and instructions for each of Kaffe's quilts. Kaffe will also be lecturing and hosting a series of hands-on workshops. On loan from The Quilters' Guild of the British Isles/ Kaffe Fassett Studios."


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