EXHIBITION: Explore textile masterpieces made by women from Maryland and Virginia from 1790 to 1850. The women makers chose the finest imported fabrics of the time to show their status, taste, and refinement. Genealogical research has allowed us to know more about the artists and their assistants who created these fine works. Some women moved from the region and took their designs with them, but they still reflected their area of origins. This exhibition presents many quilt techniques: pieced, appliqué, reverse appliqué, and album.
“Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia” is free for all visitors and runs through September 5, 2015.
For tours of groups ten or larger, contact 202.879.3241.