Sunday, October 16, 2011

Smithsonian Quilts -- 10/15/11

These are the quilts that were on display at the Smithsonian Institue of American History in Washington DC. If you visit there, you should always stop by the information desk and ask for a map for the currently displayed quilts. The displays change frequently, so the quilts change frequently.
Inside the Smithsonian Institute, there is a display area with a 200 year old house. This 1913 baby quilt is a reproduction of an actual quilt that would have been appropriate for the time period. The quilt was put together by the Annapolis Quilters Guild, using the original quilt as their inspiration. The original quilt can be found in the Annapolis Museum.

This quilt was displayed at the 1939 World's Fair.

This is a block from the national Aids Quilt project. The block was created by the family of Roger Gail Lyon, an AIDS victim.

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