In yesterday’s (June 28, 2014) Montgomery Advertiser an Associated Press article by Katherine Roth was in the “My Life” section, titled “Textiles convey complexity of the Civil War”.
The article described what I blogged about on June 17 – the exhibit at the New York Historical Society on textiles, “Homefront and Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War”, organized by the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts.
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The article mentions our Gunboat Quilt, although it does not credit the First White House of the Confederacy. It is really nice to know our Gunboat Quilt is being seen by hundreds of people across America. It was first exhibited in the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts (June 30, 2012 – Nov. 25, 2012). Currently it is showing at the New York Historical Society (April 4 – Aug 31, 2014.) Then it goes to the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont (Sept 20, 2014 – Jan 1, 2015), and lastly will show at the Great Plains Art Museum on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Feb 1, 2015 – June 1, 2015). Another big plus is that our quilt was conserved while it was there waiting to be shown!!!