Quilts: Techniques & Styles
(Three exhibits under one title)
Guests will view some of the museum’s most notable quilts, explore how they were created, and learn about the hidden stories they contain. In keeping with museum best practices when conserving textiles, all quilts and clothing on view will be changed. Essentially three exhibit will take place under the exhibit title, Quilts: Techniques & Styles
Over forty quilts will be displayed throughout the run of the exhibit, each with its own unique history. An interactive touchscreen display will encourage visitors of all ages to explore their symbolism and meaning.
The exhibit will also showcase rarely seen pieces from the collection, including a Buffalo-Made Victorian bedroom suite and a variety of 19th century sewing tools. Other featured objects include textiles in which quilting was used such as a 1960s psychedelic evening dress and 1920s opera coat.
The Museum Association of New York (MANY) generously granted funds toward this exhibit
Location: The Buffalo History Museum, Erie County Room
First Opening: Dec 18, 2015
Second Opening: April 20
Third and Final Opening: August 17
Closing: Jan, 2017