The Charleston Museum presents Early 20th Century Quilts, an exhibition on view through August 4, 2013.
This exhibit in the Museum’s Historic Textile Gallery spans the tumultuous years from 1900 through the 1930s, displaying the patterns and fabrics that make this era’s quilts so distinctive. Periods of turmoil in the early 20th century, sparked by World War I, the coming of the second World War and social change born out of the Suffrage Movement, the Roaring 20s and the Great Depression, were met with renewed vigor by quilters across the country. While mass production and mail order sales of blankets and bedcoverings in the late 19th century might have briefly made the handmade quilt less desirable, women in all walks of life continued to find satisfaction, artistic expression, delight and even comfort in designing and sewing quilts such as those in Early 20th Century Quilts.
For more information, please visit www.charlestonmuseum.org/early-20th-century-quilts or call (843) 722-2996.
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