In Lowell, about 40 km far from Boston, it exists a very particular place, enclosing and keeping the Quilt art in a Museum.
A place less advertised and unknown to the most, but it has a beauty that leave you gaping: The Quilt Museum.The @NEQuiltMuseum #Quilt #museum, one of a kind and charming. @visitMA #visitMA @VisitUSAItaly Click To Tweet
The Quilt history and art in a Museum
If you always thought about the Quilt as a bit useless hobby for middle age ladies or for bored housewives, I’m sure these photos will change your mind.
Looking at the Quilt art in a museum is something really unique.
It’s incredible what you’ll discover in this museum about this ancient art handed on until today.
Yeah, very ancient and inside the museum are hold previous treasures of this art, with quilts from the ancient to the contemporary. They are proper tapestries with a variety of styles and prices almost endless.
The objects realized by quilt are crafted, elegant and refined objects, unique specialties and creations, often suitable for important gifts.
The Quilt art in a Museum is to admire but it can also took home.
At the entrance a shop welcomes us: it’s possible to find books and magazines, fabrics to sew, placemats, original gifts and much more.
It’s a real paradise for newborn children and above all for the new mothers.
Quilt Museum History
The Museum is just in the Lowell historic downtown, in a very particular red bricks building.
The little city deserves a few days stop to explore all the historical aspects of this place.
The Museum was born almost 30 years ago and despite the thousand vicissitudes, it is able to live until nowadays. And it keeps leaving the visitors who decide to go as far as here gaping.
Inside the Quilt Museum we run into expositive galleries, halls, a library and an enormous collection of quilts.Expositive galleries, halls and courses to know everything about #quilt at @NEQuiltMuseum @visitMA #visitMA @VisitUSAItaly Click To Tweet
Here we find out that famous American artists dedicated to quilt and we can admire their works.
Butterflies are a very important element with all their symbolic interpretations turning around these animals from metamorphosis to the transformation and the re-birth.
The American history through the Quilt
The most curious room is perhaps that one of the quilts belonged to all the presidents of the United States of America.A room with all the quilts of the American Presidents. The history in the #quilt at @NEQuiltMuseum @visitMA #visitMA @VisitUSAItaly Click To Tweet
A honor to their deeds and to the country’s history.
You think that these quilts were created through a particular study of what every president represented.
Important textile studios lent their work to create a one-of a kind gallery in the world.
Every piece of this museum is different: they come from all over the world and from all ages.
Yeah, many important historic and ancient pieces belong to the collection and you can admire them here in this museum, where the quilt is an art valorised at the nth power.
The Quilt is lightness, geometry, complexity, patience, time.
All endowments that are taught here, too, in a dedicated school, through courses aiming to initiate the students to the several techniques to make them love.
Of course, the study and the preservation of the historic quilts is encouraged – it is the pride of the Museum.
You think that the most part of the permanent collection’s objects was purchased thanks to the donors’ generosity.
There are many objects with an historic mean: they talk to us and take us in the American families stories and next to famous artists.
The Quilt Museum in the New England is one of the best resources in the whole country to go into the quilt and textile themes.
It couldn’t be but right here in Lowell, where it mixes with the story of looms, spinning mills, women’s work and revolutions that changed the course of the history.
Right here the history of the women conditions in the future was marked.
All this intersects in Lowell, but I’ll tell you about it next time!