Threads of Society: American Quilts and the Stories They Tell 

When: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays, 12-4 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31
Phone: 314-421-4689
Email: info@fieldhousemuseum.org
Price: Adults: $10, Children 7-16: $5
fieldhousemuseum.org/exhibits
Far more than just bed covers, quilts were made with careful consideration. Commemorating personal events, remembering friends, broadcasting status and displaying skill, quilts oftentimes provided details of a woman’s life which would have otherwise been lost to time. They act as important representations of the American spirit in art, worthy of recognition and regard. Motifs and practices shown throughout the history of fine art can be found in abundance in these carefully crafted textiles, both as a continuance of past styles and as a precursor to artistic movements that would not be popularized for decades to come.

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