Friday, December 30, 2011

A visit to Newark

My husband and I drove up to Newark, NJ today to see the quilt exhibit at the Newark Museum.  And yes, he looked at the quilts with me.  No photos allowed and no exhibit catalog or book of the museum's quilt collection to share.

Above is the flyer describing the exhibit with a small portion of an antique red and white delectable mountain quilt shown along the bottom.  There were about 15 antique quilts on display, plus some contemporary quilts, and they were all gorgeous.  The museum boasts a large quilt collection, but they do not have a recent book of their collection.  They must get a lot of questions about a book, because they had a statement posted saying they just don't have the funds to produce a book.  

We also wandered through other parts of the museum and were quite impressed with their collections.  They have a restored Victorian house attached to the museum--the Ballantine House--they were not poor Victorians so it was gorgeous.  

The quilt exhibit ends tomorrow.

I had never heard of the Newark Museum before the quilt exhibit. It was worth the trip.


  1. What a show place! Gorgeous quilts there! Thanks! ---"Love"

  2. Sounds like a great way to spend the day!

  3. You are so lucky to have these sorts of places. Glad you enjoyed it so much. ann :-)

  4. From the website it looks like a great place to visit. Wish they had some photos.
    Happy New Year.