The Lightner Museum presents Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts, from October 8, 2022 through January 20, 2023. The museum is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
The Lightner's founder, Otto Lightner, knowing that historical quilts serve to tell the stories of their creators, always imagined that the museum would display quilts and needlework created in the past. Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts invites visitors to imagine the quilts as maps of the individual story of each quilt maker. The exhibit is composed of 18 quilts that include traditional early American quilts as well as more contemporary ones.
The American Folk Art Museum of New York organized this exhibit. The quilt in the cover photo was created in India by an unknown artist in the mid to later 19th century. It is made of wool, probably from military uniforms, and is called the "Soldier's Quilt."
Admission: $17.00 for adults; $14.00 for those over 65, in the military, or in college; and $10 for youth 12 to 17.
When: The exhibit opens on First Friday Art Walk, October, 7, 2022 and will continue through January 20, 2023. The Museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., seven days a week, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Where: The Lightner Museum, 75 King Street, St. Augustine