The other day, a customer told me she was going to visit her son in Cincinnati. So I asked her to go to the TAFT museum if she had some down time and take picture of the quilts exhibited there! So she did and went with her husband. She brought me these amazing pictures!!Thank you so much Sheryl A. !!!
Elegant Geometry: British and American Mosaic Patchwork Quilts October 21, 2017–January 21, 2018 | Fifth Third Gallery
(detail), possibly made in Kentucky, about 1860–1880. International
Quilt Study Center & Museum, University of Nebraska– Lincoln,
For nearly 300 years, quilt makers have created a dazzling range of
designs using the versatile mosaic patchwork technique. The 19 quilts in
Elegant Geometry highlight the skill, intelligence, and
artistry of the women who practiced mosaic patchwork quilting during its
early years. Mosaic quilters wrapped and sewed cloth around identically
sized, geometrically shaped paper pieces. They then stitched the tiny
units together into intricate patterns. The earliest quilt in the
exhibition originated in 18th-century England. British colonists brought
the technique to the New World, where American women embraced it.
American quilts in Elegant Geometry date through the 19th century and were made by women from Eastern and Midwestern states including Kentucky and Ohio.