NEW YORK (AP) – In this winter of hunkering down at home, there’s a trend that’s just right for the times: quilts as decor and as art. An artistic quilt might be displayed prominently on a wall, thrown over a couch, or just folded and hung from the rungs of a ladder. (Or you could cozy up with it.) “Quilts bring warmth, depth and texture to any room,” says Suzy Williams, a quilter and graphic designer in Oak Park, Illinois. She offers tutorials and patterns for quilt-making on her website, Suzy Quilts.
NEW YORK – On Thursday, January 27, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct an auction of Americana: Quilts and Textiles. Its 172 lots have been curated by the unimpeachable Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art and Americana. Selections include an 1850s whig rose quilt with a vine border; Amish quilts, including one with a Baskets of Chips pattern and also a matched pair with a 1932-1933 date; several schoolgirl needlework samplers; hooked rugs; a 1930s quilt with a stunning graphic of a sunburst; an 1860s goose tracks pattern quilt; an 1890s quilt with a drunkard’s path pattern; an 1850s red and green quilt; an 1870s medallion sampler quilt; a 1940s Star of Bethlehem quilt; and a mid-century modern kaleidoscope quilt, among many others. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
GREENVILLE, S.C. – America’s renowned filmmaker and documentarian Ken Burns – yes, that Ken Burns – reveals a more personal side of his storytelling talents in Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection. On view at the Upcountry History Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate, the exhibit opened in October 2021 and closes on January 30.
NEW YORK – On Thursday, November 18, starting at 6pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale of Americana Quilts & Textiles. The 160-lot auction offers a wide array of traditional and intricately patterned quilts and textiles, among them a circa-1910s patriotic quilt in red, white and blue; an antique indigo blue and white Delectable Mountains quilt; a circa 1920s-1930s blue and white Drunkard’s Path pattern quilt; a circa-1880s or -1890s cotton Mennonite strip stars quilt; an antique red and white Princess Feather quilt; a circa-1915-1920 Ohio Amish Friendship Quilt; as well as needlework, rugs and carpets, cloth dolls, antique garments, and even a silk Victorian top hat made in France. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – On Thursday, September 30, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale of Quilts, Gee’s Bend & Textiles with Shelly Zegart, an acclaimed quilt curator, expert and author. The 163-lot sale features many works by African American textile artists, among them the quilters of Gee’s Bend, a hamlet in Alabama known for its exquisite textiles. Also co-curating the sale is Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art, and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
LOWELL, Mass. – As one of only three museums in the U.S. to host this much-anticipated exhibition, the New England Quilt Museum (NEQM) is thrilled to announce the return of the exhibit Quilts Japan: The 15th Quilt Nihon, which opened May 25 and continues through September 11.
NEW YORK – Sitting inside and busying oneself isn’t just a pandemic thing. Jasper52‘s Americana, Quilts & Textiles sale, which starts April 15 at 6 pm Eastern time, provides ample proof of that fact. The auction features 190 lots of fabric art of every type imaginable, from Quaker schoolgirl samplers to impressively large Navajo rugs to 19th-century quilts in head-turning designs. In each case, the item offered reflects a high standard of craftsmanship and unique creativity. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.