Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Snapshot: Favorite Objects from the Winterthur Museum

Snapshot: Favorite Objects (Connecticut Humanities Council)
Linda Eaton,  Director of Collections and Senior Curator of Textiles at Winterthur Museum, selects three of her favorite items in Winterthur's collections: an 1815 quilt made by Mary Remington, an indigo-resist printed whole cloth quilt, and needlework pieces from the 19th century. Eaton devotes an entire chapter to Mary Remington and her quilt in Quilts in a Material World: Selections from the Winterthur Collection (New York : Abrams, 2007). Additional chapters in this illustrated volume cover the role of quilts in women's lives, quilts and American textile production, quilts and international trade, quilts and politics, and decorating with quilts in the early twentieth century.


A recent issue of Collector's Weekly features  a lengthy interview with Linda Eaton.

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