Great Lakes, Great Quilts
Mary Worrall; Marsha MacDowellGreat Lakes, Great Quilts shows contemporary reproductions of quilts at the Michigan State University Museum.
Mary Schafer: A Legacy of Quilt History
Mary WorrallMary Schafer of Flushing, Michigan has long been recognized as one of the forerunners of quilt studies as well as the developer of one of the most important quilt history collections in the United States.
Patterns of Inquiry
Mary WorrallPatterns of Inquiry presents research and educational activities involving Michigan State University Museum’s long-standing interest in and commitment to quilt studies. At the core of this work is the Quilt Index (quiltindex.org), a research platform and laboratory of a massive and continually expanding collection of quilt-related material that serves as a basis for a wide range of scientific, scholarly, educational, and artistic investigations and applications.
Quilting Sisters: African-American Quiltimaking in Michigan
Marsha MacDowellThis exhibition of fifteen quilts from the Michigan State University Museum's extensive textile collections represents the diversity of quilting traditions found within historical and contemporary African-American communities in Michigan.
Redwork: A Textile Tradition in America
Mary WorrallRedwork, a style of "art needlework," first became popular in the United States in the late part of the nineteenth century. Drawing on the Michigan State University Museum collections, in particular, the Deborah Harding Redwork Collection, this exhibition explores the reasons why this style of needlework has been popular and the range of objects that have been made in this style.