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Milwaukee Art Museum to Show American Quilts from the Winterthur Collection

Maker unknown - Appliqué counterpane, 1800–25. Cotton, 100 x 92 in. Courtesy, Winterthur, Museum purchase with funds provided by Mr. Samuel Pettit in memory of his wife, Sally Pettit.

MILWAUKEE, WI.- One of the world’s finest
collections of early American quilts will be on view at the Milwaukee
Art Museum
from May 22 through September 6, 2010. Featuring rare surviving textiles
the late 1700s and early 1800s from Winterthur Museum & Country
American Quilts outlines America’s earliest cultural
landscape in stunning detail. American Quilts features more than 40
quilts whose fabric, design, and stitching combine to provide an
visual experience.