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Quilt Quest

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Design +1 Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

Did you know that quilts are also historical artifacts? Use this collection to learn more about how curators investigate quilts to learn about their origins, and then explore a variety of different quilts that tell us important things about the time in which they were made and the crafters who made them. Finally, make your own quilt depicting an important historical moment.

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Quilt #86

Smithsonian American Art Museum

1876 Ellen Harding Baker's "Solar System" Quilt

National Museum of American History

1842 Nancy Ward Butler's "Tombstone" Quilt

National Museum of American History

1876 - 1878 Esther Cooley's "1876 Centennial" Quilt

National Museum of American History

1889 - 1893 Jewett Washington Curtis's Pieced Bedcover

National Museum of American History

1899 Lydia Finnell's "Star Quilt"

National Museum of American History

1900 - 1905 Pocahontas Virginia Gay's Quilt

National Museum of American History

Power of the Panel

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Silo

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Washington, D.C. Foreclosure Quilt

Smithsonian American Art Museum