Image: Early Quilt - Basket (detail), unidentified maker, 1840s, Philadelphia, Missouri, cotton on thin and even (batting) - muslin backing (backing). Collection Mingei International Museum. Gift of Pat L. Nickols. Digitization made possible through the Quilter's Guild of Dallas, Quilt Accessibility Project. Photo by Tim Siegert. 2012-35-081

On View

Jul 18, 2014 - Jan 9, 2015

Curated By

Christine Knoke

Celebrating the 2012 gift of 350 American quilts from local collectors Pat and Tom Nickols, this installation features Early American quilts.

Over the last thirty years, Pat Nickols amassed a wondrous collection of mostly American quilts; a quilt and fabric historian, her knowledge of this important genre of American folk art is boundless. The collection is comprised of traditional quilts made from the early 1800s to the 1950s, gathered from many parts of the United States. It includes excellent examples of many types of quilts including Log Cabin, Charm, String and Signature quilts, and quilts made with feed, flour and sugar sacks.