(Unidentified maker, Pieced Amish Railroad Crossing Quilt, 1986. Cotton, 81 1/2 x 81 5/8 in. Gift of Jean Lovell, 2015-11.1. Photography by Andy Duback.)

Jean Lovell, a resident of Carmel, California and longtime friend of Shelburne Museum, has been collecting historic bedcovers since 1979. Pieced Traditions: Jean Lovell Collects features donations and loans from Lovell’s collection of historic quilts. Assembled over more than three decades from notable dealers like Joel and Kate Kopp (New York, NY), Phyllis Hader (Stonington, CT), and Stella Rubin (Darnestown, MD), the collection is particularly rich in colorful, eye-catching designs. Highlights of the exhibition include Amish and Mennonite quilts from the 19th and 20th centuries ranging from a circa 1890 Double Irish Chain Quilt by Annie Laura Frankfort from Blainsport, Pennsylvania to a circa 1970 Amish A Thousand Pyramids Quilt from Holmes County, Ohio.

Colgate Gallery, Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education


May 1, 2017 - Opening

Oct 31, 2017 - Closing