Selected from the Fairfield Museum’s extensive textile collection, this exhibition of 11 quilts tells the story of how the piecing and stitching of a quilt shows the connections among community members in Fairfield and beyond. More than just a bed covering, these examples demonstrate the ways that the creation of a quilt was often collaborative and always a labor of love, with the final product given to family or friends in commemoration of milestones like the birth of a child, remembering a husband, or marking an anniversary.
See the various ways quilts can give us insight into a community and the people that stitched them, as well as a selection of needlecases, measuring tapes, pincushions, and other sewing implements that demonstrate the tools needed to make a quilt.
“The Social Life of Quilts: Highlights from the Collection”
runs from October 29, 2022 – February 26, 2023.
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