American Quilts: Sewn Stories

Quilts tell stories.
February 18 - April 30, 2017

Quilts tell stories. They commemorate events, celebrate individuals, relate family or community histories, and are symbols of patriotism or emblems of women’s empowerment. Fabric Stories will explore the narrative quality of quilts made from the 19th century to today.

The exhibition is free to MWPAI members.
General admission is $8; free to all 18 and under.

Exhibition Programs

MA Holstein Bars Large 20
American Quilts: Sewn Stories

Museum docents will be available in the exhibition gallery to answer questions.

  • Saturday, March 4, 2017, 1 pm - 3 pm
MA 80.12 Large 20
American Quilts: Sewn Stories

To arrange a private docent-led tour, contact the Museum Education Department two weeks in advance at 315-797-0000, ext. 2170.

  • Saturday, February 18 - Sunday, April 30, 2017
SA Quilt Design Workshop 2017 520 x 372 Event Image
American Quilts: Sewn Stories

Explore how traditional quilting forms can produce a wide range of emotional effects by emphasizing ideas of color theory, musicality, and poetic meter.

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  • Saturday, March 4, 2017, 1 pm - 5 pm
MA N0124.1957 Large 20
American Quilts: Sewn Stories

Jonathan Holstein, guest co-curator, quilt scholar and author

$5 MWPAI member; $13 general admission
(includes exhibition admission)
Tickets: 315-797-0055

  • Sunday, March 12, 2017, 1:30 pm
2007.14 Large 20
American Quilts: Sewn Stories

Free and open to the public

  • Saturday, March 18, 2017, 12 pm - 2 pm
SA Quilt Workshop 2017 520 x 372 Event Image
American Quilts: Sewn Stories

Begin the satisfying journey into wool applique. Felted wool can be used in place of cotton on any quilt or handmade item that one would appliqué.

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  • Saturday, March 25, 2017, 12 pm - 6 pm
MA Holstein Bars Large 20
American Quilts: Sewn Stories

Thomas Knauer, textile artist

$5 MWPAI members; $13 general admission
(includes exhibition admission)
Tickets, 315-797-0055

  • Friday, March 31, 2017, 12 pm
MA Night Hunt detail Large 20
American Quilts: Sewn Stories

Free and open to the public

  • Saturday, April 1, 2017, 12 pm - 2 pm
MA 86.30.1 large 20
American Quilts: Sewn Stories

Luke Haynes, designer and textile artist


$5 MWPAI members; $13 general admission
(includes exhibition admission)
Tickets: 315-797-0055

  • Sunday, April 9, 2017, 1:30 pm
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New York State Council on the Arts with the support of
Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.