Wednesday, June 10, 2015

19 Stars: Quilts of Indiana’s Present and Past

Indianapolis Modern Quilt Guild is excited to share a local quilt exhibit at the Indiana State Museum.  The exhibit, 19 Stars: Quilts of Indiana’s Present and Past, opens May 12th and runs through October 3, 2015.  This exhibit kicks off Indiana's Bicentennial celebration symbolizing our place as the 19th state of the union.  It features a mixed collection of 38 historic and contemporary examples of star-themed quilts.  Don't let the term historic scare you because many of these historic quilts showcase very modern aesthetic and look as if a guild member could be sharing them at Show and Tell. Additionally you certainly will be inspired and appreciate these works.  

The State Museum’s quilt Blazing Star is the oldest quilt in the show, dating back to the period 1835-1843. The exhibit includes several Indiana Amish quilts from the museum’s world-famous Pottinger Collection, as well as quilts representing the new directions of 21st century quilt art.
Lone Star
Rachel Rardin
Hancock County, Greenfield

Eight Point Star
Made by Mary Ann Hightower Masters
 Pike County
 OPENING RECEPTION, Friday, June 12, 2015
The Indiana State Museum will host a dessert reception on Friday, June 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. To purchase tickets, please visit online at or call 317.232.1637.

Stars & Sparks
Top designed and made by Judy Tescher
Quilted by Elaine Reed    
Pendleton, Madison County and Alexandria, Madison County
For more details about this exhibit or the Indiana State Museum please visit

Images were used with the permission of Indiana State Museum. 

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