Arts & Culture

Sewing the Seeds of History

A quilt exhibit in Kentucky honors groundbreaking American women

The colors, textures, and styles of the 107 quilts in the HERstory exhibit at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah (through April 9) are a patchwork achievement by fiber artists from seven countries who celebrate groundbreaking women, honoring them in fabric. “Some feature portrait likenesses of famous females as the focus,” says Susanne M. Jones, a quilter from Potomac Falls, Virginia, who curated the exhibit. “Others spotlight the woman in a more symbolic way or tell a story.” 

See a selection of quilts from the display here.

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