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Created:Monday, November 5, 2012 12:00 p.m.CDT
Updated:Monday, November 19, 2012 12:10 p.m.CDT

Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum

The Figge Art Museum is pleased to present a special exhibition of 27 priceless quilts from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM), running through February 3, 2013. Featured will be classic examples of many major quilt types from the beginning of the 19th century to the end of the 20th century, including wholecloth, whitework, pieced, appliqued and album quilts, and a selection of Amish and African-American pieces, all drawn from the AFAM’s celebrated collection.

The American tradition of quiltmaking dates back to colonial times when English immigrants sewed heavy woolen bedcovers for the New England winters. As a greater variety of fabrics and threads became available, and the practice of sewing bedcovers spread through the nation, quiltmaking evolved into a rich and diverse artistic tradition. This event was organized by the American Folk Art Museum, New York.

Admission is $7 adults, $6 seniors (60 and older)/students with ID’s and $4 for children ages 3-12. The Figge Art Museum is at 225 West 2nd Street in Davenport. Call 563-326-7804 or visit www.figgeartmuseum.org.