Botanical Wonders

December 7, 2017

The Columbus Museum of Art currently has an exhibit of lovely antique quilts with botanical themes on view through March 11, 2018.  I went to this gallery today, and thought you may enjoy seeing a few of these quilts from the 19th and early 20th century.

Botanical Wonders

  • Left:  Rosebud Wreath, 1865
  • Center:  Cockscomb Variation with Jester’s Plumes, about 1865-1885
  • Right:  Cactus Flower Variation, about 1860-1880

Cockscomb Variation

  • Cockscomb Variation, about 1860-1875

Hawaiian Quilt

  • Hawaiian Quilt, about 1925-1950

Tree of Life

  • Tree of Life, about 1945-1955

Album Quilt

  • Album Quilt, about 1850-1865

Princess Feather Medallion

  • Princess Feather Medallion with Urns of Flowers and Stuffed Work, about 1845-1855

Grapes and Vines

  • Left: Grapes and Vines, about 1925-1935
  • Right: Pink Dogwood with Butterflies, about 1925-1935

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  • Reply
    Rochelle Summers
    December 9, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Thank you for taking the time to share these photos. They are truly interesting quilts and the complexity of the hand applique is impressive.

  • Reply
    Julie Stocker
    December 10, 2017 at 6:14 am

    Thanks for sharing. I heard it was a good show, but hadn’t made plans to see it. You may have changed my mind with your pictures. Just beautiful!

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