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The New England Quilt Museum is now open with restrictions and safety protocols
in place to keep visitors, staff, and volunteers safe.  Please see their website for
visitor information:  
Deeds Not Words: Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage  
July 7 through October 31, 2020

The New England Quilt Museum reopens with the national premier of this invitational
exhibition organized by Sandra Sider, Curator of the Texas Quilt Museum, and our NEQM
Curator, Pamela Weeks. Twenty-eight award-winning artists from across the United States
have created new works to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the 19th
Amendment to the US Constitution, granting women the right to vote.   

The subjects chosen by the artists reflect the national scope and history of the nearly
eighty-year fight for votes for women. Viewed through the lens of contemporary events,
the works created for this exhibition are an especially poignant reminder that the act of
voting is essential to American democracy.
Baltimore Album Quilts
October 20 through December 31, 2020  

Baltimore Album quilts are some of the most elaborate and visually arresting bed covers ever
constructed. They appeared quite suddenly in the 1840s and vanished as the Civil War grew
imminent around 1860.

These quilts set a standard for skillful use of fabrics and techniques rarely matched in any category of
American decorative arts. Baltimore women combined applique, piecing, and chintz cutouts to create
pastoral scenes, monuments, ships, and patriotic regalia. They stitched layer upon layer of printed
and shaded calicoes to depict wreaths, baskets, and vases of realistic flowers, fruits, trees, and
animals.  These motifs often were enhanced with padding, embroidery, and inked details.  The craze
for this new type of women’s artistry quickly spread to areas around Baltimore and then to wider
communities of quiltmakers with the requisite expertise.  Rarely equaled in form and beauty, Baltimore
Albums continue to inspire quiltmakers to emulate their inventive and richly colored designs.    
The Quilts of Cecilia K. Maciá  
July 7 through October 31, 2020  

Brewster-based quiltmaker, Cecilia K. Maciá, first learned hand stitching and embroidery as a
child in Cuba. After immigrating to the United States, Maciá began quilting in the mid-1970s and
has honed her skills in the decades since. Her original designs and fine hand quilting have
earned many accolades and admirers.