As many know our Gunboat Quilt has been in a traveling exhibit since 2011 called “Homefront and Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War”, organized by the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts. The exhibit is on view in the New York Historical Society in New York City through August 24th.
There is an Associated Press article about the exhibit June 17 in the Washington Post. In addition to quilts, the exhibit includes clothing, uniforms and other Civil War-era textiles, but the article points out that “the quilts are what steals the show”.
I am so proud of our wonderful quilt and so happy that it is being shared with scores of people throughout the Eastern seaboard. It has a story to tell, that of the brave women of the Confederacy who did their part to aid in the cause in which they believed.
Here is the link if you would like to read the article and see our quilt! Click below.