Monday, January 6, 2014

"Gift of…"

applique counterpane, c. 1815-1820, Achsah Goodwin Wilkins
Exciting news! This chintz appliqué counterpane from my collection, attributed to Achsah Goodwin Wilkins, will be part of an exhibition at the DAR Museum in Washington, D.C. later this year. The exhibition, "Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia" will feature 30 pre-1860 quilts, mostly from the DAR's magnificent collection.

Today, I am very happy to announce the DAR Museum will be the permanent home of the Achsah Goodwin Wilkins appliqué counterpane. Many thanks to curator Alden O'Brien, and special thanks to Mom. The exhibition will open on October 3, 2014 and run through August, 2015. For more information, click here.

11 comments:

  1. That will be the perfect place for it!!

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  2. Wow - I'd not seen this one before. It is beautiful.

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    1. Yes, it is. I have not had it for long, but the whole time I have thought about doing the right thing with it.

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  3. Well done. I hope one day it comes over here. Take close up photos of every square inch before it goes.

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    1. I have a lot of pictures, a good thing since it is not in my possession any longer. :)

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  4. That is wonderful news! I attended several quilt study sessions at the DAR. Great folks and a wonderful collection...definitely will make it to DC for the exhibit!

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    1. It's a great feeling. :) Hope you'll enjoy!

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    2. Daughter now lives in DC so will have a good reason to go visiting. Thank you for the advanced heads up.

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