Learning Instruments: Miniature Quilts by Barbara Caron 🌐

Du 25 février au 22 décembre 2020

The International Quilt Museum
University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus
33rd and Holdrege streets

Barbara Caron began making these small-scale quilts before she relocated to Lincoln to serve as the assistant director of the International Quilt Museum (2007-2012). Her work as an educator and her early years as a librarian are evident in the quilts. As small teaching tools, they are “… like the pages of a book,” says Caron.

More than half of the quilts are interpretations of bed-sized quilts from the IQM’s Permanent Collection. Others are of miniature versions of time-honored and favorite patterns. Caron’s quilts, along with quilts and quilted objects from around the globe, reside in the IQM’s Education Collection. This collection fulfills an important facet of the museum’s mission: engaging and educating the public about global quiltmaking practices.