Old and New:
Reproductions from the Great Lakes Quilt Center
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The Michigan State University Museum/Great Lakes Quilt Center
is home to over 500 quilts of unusually rich ethnic and artistic
diversity. Recently the collection has been showcased in the
book, Great Lakes, Great Quilts (C&T Publishing, 2001). Included
in the publication were patterns to reproduce twelve quilts
based on quilts in the Museum's collection. Eleven of the
reproduction quilts created from these patterns are showcased
in this exhibit. These reproduction quilts represent a variety
of patterns produced from the nineteenth century to the 1980s,
highlighting the breadth of the collection.
This exhibition has been displayed at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI.
fee (8-week period):
$1500 plus shipping.
||Number of pieces:
|| 11 quilts with object labels; 9 interpretive panels
||Running feet required:
||80-100 linear ft.
||Lockable, limited access display area; provisions to prevent the public from touching pieces; fire protection according to local ordinances.
||Additional materials available:
||Lectures; workshops; related publications for resale; press materials.
Great Lakes, Great Quilts
and other merchandise is available from the Michigan
Traditional Arts Program Store.
This traveling exhibition is a Michigan State University
Museum, Michigan Traditional Arts program activity made possible
by the financial and in-kind support of the Michigan Council
for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Michigan State University
Office of the Provost, and Michigan State University Extension.
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PICTURED: String Plate Quilt, Mary Worrall, designer and piecer, Kari Ruedisale, machine quilter, 2001, made in East Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan. Cotton with cotton/polyester batting, 72" x 90", MSUM Teaching Collection TC2001:4.