October 6, 2018 – Kentucky Museum Quilts

Several LNT members ventured to Western Kentucky University to view the exhibit Kaleidoscope:  Kentucky Museum Quilts.  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.  Regardless of the skill level involved, they illustrate many of the quilt making techniques and patterns represented in the collection and are part of the rich cultural tradition of quilt making 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.  Marilou, Sangeeta, and Mary Jane are pictured with the the Kentucky Sun Quilt, which graces the cover of the Kentucky Quilts 1800-1900, The Kentucky Quilt Project book.

Pictured below are photos of some of the other quilts to be seen in the Kaleidoscope exhibit which runs through December 15, 2018.

Piecefully yours,





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