Stories told in stitchery at Folk Art Museum’s quilt exhibit

Carl Klewicke (1835–1913), original design quilt, Corning, New York, circa 1907. Pieced silk, faille, taffeta and satin, 60 by 72 1/2in. American Folk Art Museum, New York, Museum purchase, 2012.1.1. Image courtesy American Folk Art Museum. Photo by Gavin Ashworth.
Carl Klewicke (1835–1913), original design quilt, Corning, New York, circa 1907. Pieced silk, faille, taffeta and satin, 60 by 72 1/2in. American Folk Art Museum, New York, Museum purchase, 2012.1.1. Image courtesy American Folk Art Museum. Photo by Gavin Ashworth.
Carl Klewicke (1835–1913), original design quilt, Corning, New York, circa 1907. Pieced silk, faille, taffeta and satin, 60 by 72 1/2in. American Folk Art Museum, New York, Museum purchase, 2012.1.1. Image courtesy American Folk Art Museum. Photo by Gavin Ashworth.

NEW YORK (AP) – From simple geometric shapes to the intricately wrought details of daily life, the quilt designs in a show now running at the American Folk Art Museum show how powerfully this art form has told stories for centuries and been a vehicle for creativity.

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