The Charleston Museum presents an original exhibition,Geometric Quilts, from May 5 to December 9, 2012 in its Historic Textiles Gallery. Pieced (or patchwork) quilts consist of geometric shapes sewn together to form a pattern. Popular throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, these quilts display a myriad of designs created from just a few distinct shapes. Geometric Quilts looks at how these simple shapes are transformed into intricate and delightful patterns.
Each Tuesday we post a piece from our textile collection. Some items have been on exhibit, some will eventually be shown in our new Historic Textiles Gallery and some may be just too fragile to display. We hope you enjoy our selection each week – do let us know if there’s something in particular you’d like to see on TEXTILE TUESDAY! #TextileTuesday