Quilts for Sale
Shelly Zegart's discerning eye for antique and other uniquely American quilts has been recognized here and abroad for more than 30 years by collectors, designers, museums and others. A number of quilts from her own personal collection were acquired by The Art Institute of Chicago.
"Quilts: A Window to the Past" Exhibit and Collection
Shelly is pleased and excited to be able to offer for sale for the first time an important quilt exhibition created and curated by Victoria Hoffman in 1989.
This small exhibition is a hidden gem. It has traveled in the U.S. and Japan and has been in storage since its last venue at the Hudson River Museum in New York in 2003.
The exhibition and accompanying catalogue are both titled Quilts: A Window to the Past. The catalogue was produced by the originating institution, the Museum of American Textile History, now in Lowell, Massachusetts.
It is an educational exhbition complete with quilts, objects, photographs and ephemera (See Contents List). In 1989 this exhibition was revelatory, as it was one of the first to place quilts in a broader context, reflecting their role in the history of American culture. It is a rich teaching resource, and would provide a sound base for any institutionís textile collection, as many different exhibitions and themes can be drawn from the assembled contents. Shelly is representing Victoria Hoffman, a colleague she has known and respected for the past 30 years. For more information please contact Shelly.
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Quilts for Sale
Currently, Shelly is offering a number of individual quilts for sale, including:
Shelly guarantees every quilt she sells to be authentic. Restoration and condition are disclosed in quilt descriptions. Please refer to Condition Listings (see sidebar).