Mary Jane Teeters-Eichacker, Curator of Social History at the Indiana State Museum, will be presenting a visual feast of quilt images as she tells the story of quilting's history in Indiana from the 1820s to the early 21st century, primarily using examples from the collection of the Indiana Sate Museum. This will include highlights from the museum's collection that, becuase of their fragility, are seldom if ever exhibited. Several examples from the world-famous Pottinger Collection of Indiana Amish Quilts are included. Find out what Indiana's earliest documented quilts looked like, how Indiana Amish quilts differ from those in Pennsylvania, and how Indiana designers revoluntionized quilting at the turn of the 20th century.
*This talk takes place during the annual Indiana Annual Heritage Quilt Show. Wylie House Museum is a Community Exhibit Site and antique quilts will be on display througout the museum.