Kaleidoscope: Kentucky Museum Quilts

1444 Kentucky Street | Bowling Green, KY 42101
Location: Kentucky Museum
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December 10-18, 2018

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Location: 1444 Kentucky Street, Kentucky Museum, KY

Kaleidoscope showcases thirty rarely seen or previously unseen quilts. Made in twenty-eight different patterns, they range in age from the 1820s through the 1970s.

While many of these quilts illustrate high levels of artistry, others are less accomplished in their execution. All were lovingly crafted however. Regardless of the skill level involved, these textiles illustrate many of the quiltmaking techniques and patterns represented in the collection and are part of the rich cultural tradition of quiltmaking in Kentucky that extends back more than 200 years.

One of the highlights of the exhibition is the first public display in Bowling Green of the circa 1880 Kentucky Sun Quilt, which was the symbol of the Kentucky Quilt Project's landmark exhibit and book, Kentucky Quilts: 1800-1900.

Kaleidoscope: Kentucky Museum Quilts