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Partisan Pieces: Quilts of Political & Patriotic Persuasion (Dallas, Tx)

I know many of you are heading off to Houston in the next 24 hours or so for Market, and then Festival. I wanted to get this posted for you in case you happen to have time to swing by Dallas next week for the opening reception or on your way home. This sounds like a fabulous exhibit. I hope I find myself in Texas early next year to see it for myself. Have a great time in Houston! (Blog and Tweet lots, we’ll be watching!)

Partisan Pieces: Quilts of Political & Patriotic Persuasion

The Women’s Museum: An Institute for the Future
November 6, 2008 – March 29, 2009

Beginning early November, The Women’s Museum: An Institute for the Future in Dallas, Texas, will host an exhibit entitled Partisan Pieces: Quilts of Political & Patriotic Persuasion as part of the city-wide Quiltmania II (see below).

Curated by the International Quilt Study Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the exhibit features 15 quilts illustrating 19th and 20th century political life from the perspective, and from the needles, of well informed and patriotic American women. In the days before women’s suffrage, these quilts served as women’s voices. The Women’s Museum is the only national women’s history museum in the nation and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

Carolina Lily, circa 1876
Carolina Lily, circa 1876 – Maker unknown
Courtesy, International Quilt Study Center and Museum
University of Nebraska-Lincoln – 1997.007.0696
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Come visit us and read between the stitches to discover the political experiences of these incredible women!

Join us for our opening reception on November 6th, 2008 at 6 PM.

The Women’s Museum: An Institute for the Future
3800 Parry Avenue, Fair Park
Dallas, TX 75226

Quilt Mania II

Quilt Mania II, the largest collaborative exhibition of quilts, is planned September 26, 2008-April 1, 2009 at 18 Dallas area cultural institutions. More than 300 quilts, from all over the world, will be exhibited during the six month event. Each institution will feature works based on their mission and all the quilts will be compared and contrasted across the exhibitions.

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This post was published on October 23rd, 2008. Post topics: Quilting Events. Post tags: .

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