All good things must come to an end, and this is the last week of the three-month-long exhibition "Collecting New York Beauty Quilts: Bill Volckening's Passion" at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. It's been a good run, lots of people have enjoyed the exhibition, and there's still time to get there if you haven't seen it. Also, if you can't get to San Jose, a printed catalogue is available with pictures of many of the quilts.
|pieced quilt, c. 1860, Kentucky|
|pieced quilt, c. 1865, Kentucky|
|"Springtime in the Rockies" c. 1935, New York|
|"Cinco de Mayo" 2008, by the Buda Bee Quilters, Texas|
The exhibition includes approximately 35 quilts and ephemeral objects charting the history of the New York Beauty, one of the most complicated pieced quilt designs. Sunday is the last day, so go see it if you can. For more details, visit the museum's web site- click here.