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Holder
Bear Paw, c. 1900-1915
Wool
99 x 92
Photo Credit: Darwin Bearley Collection

November 15, 2014 – March 1, 2015
Antique Ohio Amish Quilts from the Darwin Bearley Collection

December 7: Member’s Walkthrough 1-2pm and Opening Reception 2-4pm
rsvp@sjquiltmuseum.org

Antique Ohio Amish Quilts from the Darwin Bearley Collection includes over forty bed, crib and doll quilts, illustrating the breadth of the Ohio Amish quilt making tradition between 1880 and 1940. The strong graphics and vivid color combinations of these quilts have inspired artists and quilt makers since they were first seen outside the Amish community. Each quilt in the Bearley Collection also contains a story about its maker, recipient, or the dealer/collector who found these objects, brought them out of Amish homes and into the market place. Together, these stories reveal much about the culture that made the quilts and the one that collected them.

 

These exhibitions and related programs are supported in part by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation; Silicon Valley Creates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara and California Arts Council; by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose; and the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association.

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