Luck has been with me lately! A traveling work assignment took me to Cincinnati where the International Quilt Study Chintz exhibit is featured at the Taft Museum thru Nov 7 (details on sidebar). What a great kiosk advert of current exhibits. I spent about 1 1/2 hours leisurely exploring 20 beautiful quilts. I had the exhibit to myself for the first hour - heaven! Two ladies were viewing the exhibit for the last half hour (magnifying glass in hand). I'm posting a pic of the museum and three of my favorite quilts. You can view the entire exhibit at the International Quilt Study website (exhibition search). No pictures were allowed at the exhibit - these are from the IQSC website. If you're close to Cincinnati, don't let the exhibit pass you by!
This first quilt is IQSC object number 2008.040.002 from the Byron and Sara Rhodes Dillow Collection circa 1820 - 1840, maker unknown.
This quilt is IQSC object number 1997.007.0369 from the Ardis and Robert James Collection circa 1820 - 1840, maker unknown. I love the quilting design in the corners of the Lone Star block.
This last quilt was my favorite - perfect balance to my eye! The width of the basket floral composition wasn't to the maker's liking, so she added floral pieces to each side. This is IQSC object number 1997-007-0659 from the Ardis and Robert James Collection circa 1830 - 1850, maker unknown.