An evening of scholarly presentations explores the historical, material, and cultural significance of quilts from military fabrics. Speakers include Neal Hurst, associate curator of costumes and textiles at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; Sue Reich, independent scholar and quilt historian; and Jonathan Holstein, independent scholar and author of The Pieced Quilt: An American Design Tradition, with a keynote lecture by Annette Gero. The discussion will be moderated by Carolyn Ducey, curator of collections, International Quilt Study Center & Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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Image Credit: Intarsia Quilt with Soldiers and Musicians (detail), artist unidentified (initialed “J.S.J.”), Prussia, c. 1760–1780, wool, with embroidery thread; intarsia, hand-appliquéd and -embroidered, 55 x 43 in., the Annette Gero Collection. Photo by Tim Connolly, Shoot Studios.