Saturday, January 7, 2012

More on Newark Museum Quilts

My recent post described our trip to the Newark Museum.  I had no photos to show and no book to share.  I tracked down the 1973 out-of-print catalog through Abebooks,  "American Quilts in the Newark Museum Collection" by Phillip H. Curtis.  It has only one color photo, on the cover.  This quilt was on display in the recent exhibit, and was my favorite.  There are lots of black and white photos, but b&w just doesn't do it for me, when trying to enjoy the quilts.  Nevertheless, the collection is documented and described, so better than nothing.  I do wish they would do a new book!


  1. What a gorgeous quilt, with such minute detail in those feathers, as well as the compasses! ---"Love"

  2. Oh, goodness! I love it but so many pieces! Wonder how long it took to make? Was it all hand-pieced?


  3. the quilt on the cover has always been one of my favorite antique quilts
    I have a book that has a full page color picture of that quilt. let me find it and will send it to you later.

  4. That's an exquisite piece - all those hours of work. Thank goodness it has been saved and is on display for all to see. ann :-)