Saturday, May 15, 2010

Quilts From the Ghormley Collection

International Quilt Study Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2008.034.0010

Childhood Treasures: Doll Quilts from the Ghormley Collection is once again going to be on display at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, NE. It will be on exhibit from 8/6/10 - 12/12/10. I missed this last time, and am definitely going to make the trip this fall.

International Quilt Study Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2008.034.0222

Mary Ghormley is a founding member of the Lincoln Quilters Guild, and for forty years she collected doll quilts from all over the United States. Her collection, which she donated to the Museum, consists of over 300 quilts dating from 1800 to 1950.

International Quilt Study Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2008.034.0043

Merikay Waldvogel wrote a book on the collection entitled Childhood Treasures: Quilts by and for Children, which documents some of the quilts, their history, and the story of how they were collected. If you are interested in doll quilts, or antique quilts in general, this is an exhibit you won't want to miss!


West Michigan Quilter said...

That sounds like lots of fun. You'll have to po it when you get back. Love your Sue Spargo pieces.

Kathie said...

I would love to go see this exhibit too. one of these days I will get to the IQSC its a goal of mine.
I made a little quilt from that book of her little quilts as well
its a well written and love the quilts in it as well, Merikay did a great job.

quilltr said...

Caroll, thanks for the compliment on Crimson Tweed. I'll come back with lots of pics, if they let me. :)

Kathie, thanks for stopping by. The IQSC has so many great exhibits, I wish I wasn't 10 hours away. I'm sure you will get there some day. This would be a great exhibit for your first trip.

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