The Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah announced a new exhibit called “Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts” — a perfect exhibit for quilt fans.
What’s happening: “Spanning the 19th to the 21st centuries, the exhibition brings together 18 quilts from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum, New York, representing a range of materials, motifs and techniques — from traditional early American quilts to more contemporary sculptural assemblage,” the UMFA said in a press release.
Something to note: The exhibit will launch on Saturday, Feb. 19, with a “Sew Saturday” celebration, which will include free admission and hands-on art opportunities through a partnership with Craft Lake City.
The Utah angle: The exhibit will offer a look a some of Utah's quilting history, including drawings of quilt patterns from 1847 pioneers.
- There will also be a glimpse of the Bird of Paradise quilt by contemporary Hawaiian Utah artist Moanikeala Revoir.
When: The exhibit will run from Feb. 19 through Sunday, May 15.
The COVID-19 note: The exhibit will follow all of the University of Utah policies about COVID-19 safety. Mask wearing on campus and in campus buildings is required.