Humboldt County Quilts Over Time
Quilting has a long history in this nation and for this region. While quilting is rooted in the necessities of colonial, pre-industrial domestic living, it evolved into an independent art form, becoming a folk art, which is loosely defined as the art of the everyday. On exhibit are over two dozen quilts from the Clarke Museum’s collection, including the Ulysses S. Grant Banner Quilt (only exhibited every other year). Using materials, themes and styles that are emblematic to the time periods they were made, these quilts provide a window into the past, telling stories about those who made them and what was occurring in society. This exhibit opens June 3 and closes September 2.