Collection Spotlight: Storied Quilts from the Hudson River Museum

June 18–September 26, 2021

In conjunction with Wall Power! Spectacular Quilts from the American Folk Art Museum, the Hudson River Museum will display five important quilts from its own collection, as well as premiere additional selections online.

Three nineteenth-century examples include a Pieced Sampler Quilt by New York tailor Adolph Schermer, an elaborate silk and velvet Crazy Quilt by couple Pinkus and Ernestine Turk, and a Chimney Signature Quilt featuring the names of forty-two residents of Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Also on view for the first time in decades will be a Commemorative Quilt made in 1976 by Ellanora Kolb, Anna McDonough, and Pauline Ringler to present to the Woman’s Institute of Yonkers in honor of the United States Bicentennial. Among the sites depicted are Glenview, the Museum’s Gilded Age home, Philipse Manor Hall, and the historic St. John’s Church in downtown Yonkers.

Ellanora Kolb (American, 1904–2000), Anna McDonough (American, 1910–2000), and Pauline Ringler (American,1909–2006). Commemorative Quilt, 1976. Cloth. 96 1/2 × 78 1/2 inches. Gift of The Woman’s Institute of Yonkers, 2005 (2005.02.03).