Friday, February 5, 2010

Herbert Hoover Musuem Exhibit - Patterns of the Past: A Century of American Quilting

January 23-March 21, 2010

The Herbert Hoover Museum of West Branch, Iowa has a new exhibit which will highlight quilts (and patterns) from 1850 to 1940. Quilt collector Nancy Pfutzenreuter has "selected 24 favorite quilts from her outstanding collection of 100 quilts for display at the museum from January 23 – March 21, 2010."

According to the museum web site, "This exceptional exhibition will focus on three distinct quilt traditions: Amish and Mennonite designs; Classic Appliqué designs; and the Unique and Unusual quilts – these will round out the exhibit. Two examples of her unusual quilts are a handkerchief quilt and a quilt from the 1933 world’s fair."

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
210 Parkside Drive
West Branch, IA 52358

The museum is open seven days a week from 9-5 and is located just off I-80 at Exit 254 in West Branch, Iowa.

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