The Social Life of Quilts: Highlights from the Collection

October 29, 2022 — March 19, 2023

Selected from the Fairfield Museum’s extensive textile collection, this exhibition 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 Fairfield Museum is located at 370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT and is open every day from 10am to 4pm.