Friday, March 7, 2014

Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War


I wanted to be sure to pass along some information for those of you that may be able to attend.

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (1861-1865), the New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking traveling exhibition, Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War, organized by the American Textile History Museum. The exhibition uses quilts, textiles, clothing, and other artifacts to connect deeply moving and insightful personal stories about the war, its causes, and its aftermath with the broader national context and public history.

 CIVIL-WAR ERA TEXTILES OFFER A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON AMERICA’S PAST AT THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War
On View April 4 – August 24, 2014


Made for “AK” in Pennsylvania by an unidentified quiltmaker, this textile illustrates the life of a Zouave soldier. It includes fabrics used by seamstresses at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia to make Zouave uniforms. “AK” may have been Adam Keller or Albert Keen, both of whom served with the 88th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, which boasted two companies of Zouaves. Collection of Kelly Kinzle. 


And my favorite Civil War reproduction.  A quilt originally made by Jane Stickle 1869 "In War Time". This quilt was made by me. 

Happy weekend!

19 comments:

  1. your Dear Jane is wonderful! ! !

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  2. Darn wouldn't you know it we will just be leaving NYC the end of March!
    Love your Dear Jane, I have the book and have been collecting fabrics for it
    I wonder if I will ever start? How long did it take you to make it? Did you do it by
    hand or machine?
    Happy Sewing, have a great weekend too.

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  3. Thanks for the info. Your DJ is gorgeous, happy to see it often again in your header :0)

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  4. Your Dear jane quilt is beautiful! I know you must be proud of all that work"

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  5. wish I could be there. Your Dear Jane is stunning.

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  6. Always love seeing your GORGEOUS DJ!! Such an accomplishment...

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  7. Love the Jane Stickle! You did a great job!

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  8. Incredible Lori! Truly an heirloom!

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  9. Love your DJ quilt Lori! Did you quilt it yourself? I hope to finish my this year.

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  10. Your quilt is so beautiful. Hugs

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  11. precioso !!!!
    veo tu personalidad reflejada...
    el mio esta en proceso ¿cuando se terminara?
    el tiempo no importa ¿verdad?
    buen fin de semana

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  12. It will be a great exhibit!
    Your DJ is very special.

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  13. I'm hoping to see this exhibit, thanks for the reminder.
    always great to see you lovely DJ quilt!

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  14. I remember watching the end of your long DJ journey, unfolding those side sections and seeing them get quilted :)
    The CW exhibit sounds really good.

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  15. Your Dear Jane is beautiful! What an accomplishment...wow.

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  16. I could sit and look at your DJ all day. I know it took you a long, long time to make but so worth the effort.

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  17. Maybe a field trip to NY is in order, Lori!!!

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  18. Your DJ quilt is phenomenal ! Is it in the show? I must get there! Woohoo...

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