February 21–March 1, 2020
Winedale Historical Complex, Round Top, Texas
Baskets and Blooms showcased quilts and spreads that exude the ambiance and colors of springtime, when flora and fauna burst to life after the hibernation and cold of winter. While a few 19th century quilts were represented, the majority on view reflected patterns and tastes from the 1920s-1950s, when soft pastels and delicate, airy floral designs were favored by quilters. Prominent in the selections were quilts made from kit patterns, which allowed the amateur maker greater precision and ease in execution of the design. Several pieces in the exhibition were shown publicly for the first time.