~QUILT SHOW/LAST DAY !!
OH OH OH – VERY – LAST DAY !! TO SEE:
the show’s graphic on the exhibition wall
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
‘A LEGACY IN QUILTS: CYRIL IRWIN NELSON’S FINAL GIFT TO THE AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM’
on view since OCT 31, 2007 – the last day is today: SUNDAY FEB 24, 2008
THE AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM’S BRANCH at LINCOLN SQUARE
COLUMBUS AVENUE – BETWN 65TH & 66TH STREETS.
THE LINCOLN SQUARE BRANCH IS OPEN: noon-6:30PM on SUNDAYS
GENERAL ADMISSION, AT THIS BRANCH, ONLY, IS: $3.00 (SUGGESTED DONATION)
‘HOLY HOCKS QUILT’ PHOTO: GAVIN ASHWORTH/COURTESY: THE AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM
above is one of the quilts in the show, which comprises of 19 works altogether, most dating from the first half of the 19th century.
It is a ‘HOLLY HOCKS QUILT’ – meaning the name of its pattern. According to the museum notes, it was made by EVA G. REX (dates unknown) in the United States in 1944. It is cotton and measures 96 x 81 ins.
GIFT OF CYRIL IRWIN NELSON, 2004.14.5
the museum notes go on to say:
“The HOLLY HOCKS design was first published by the Mountain Mist Company in 1934. STEARNS and FOSTER, the makers of Mountain Mist, began selling quilt batting (or filling) in Cincinnati in 1846 and has been offering mail-order patterns since the 1920s, when the company began including a free pattern on each batting wrapper.”