Virtual Tour of Collection Spotlight: Storied Quilts from the Hudson River Museum
Laura Vookles, Chair of the Curatorial Department, focuses our attention on five of the most important quilts from the Museum’s collection. They range from the 1840s to the 1990s, from appliquéd and pieced patterns made of printed cottons to whimsical designs made of jewel-toned satin and velvet. Vookles shares recent research into their well-documented histories that tell stories of their makers, their communities, and the times in which they lived.
Image: Ellanora Kolb (American, 1904–2000), Anna McDonough (American, 1910–2000), and Pauline Ringler (American,1909–2006). Bicentennial Quilt, 1976. Cloth. 96 1/2 × 78 1/2 inches. Gift of The Woman’s Institute of Yonkers, 2005 (2005.02.03).