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Quilts and Textiles

Quilts 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.


Benzie Area Historical Museum
Benzonia, Michigan
July 5 - September 24, 2016

This exhibition has been displayed at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

  Rental fee (12-week period): $1500 plus shipping.
  Number of pieces: 11 quilts with object labels; 9 interpretive panels
  Running feet required: 80-100 linear ft.
  Insurance Value: $17,500
  Security requirement: Lockable, limited access display area; provisions to prevent the public from touching pieces; fire protection according to local ordinances.
  Additional materials available: Press materials.

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.


Photo of String Plate Reproduction quilt made by Mary Worrall and Kari Ruedisale in 2001.

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.













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