Today my guest is Jennifer Swope, a David and Roberta Logie Associate Curator, Textiles and Fashion Arts Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. We talk about a new exhibition opening October 10th at the MFA, Boston. The exhibit is called Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories. There are 50 quilts in the exhibit spanning the past 300 years, including current quilts by artists like Bisa Butler.
Jennifer shares fascinating stories behind some of the quilts in the exhibit along with history of the fabrics and textiles used from the era the quilt were made.
There is an accompanying book written for the exhibit by Jennifer Swope, Jennifer Parmal and Lauren Whitley. The book title is the same as the exhibit title Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories. This book is beautiful with a Bisa Butler quilt on the cover, and photographs of the quilts that are in the exhibit with their stories.