EPM Log Cabin Quilts

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Date: Nov 20 - Mar 31
Venue: International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Location: 1523 N 33rd St.
Ticket Price: $8 Adults, $6 Seniors (age 65+), $4 Child (age 5-18), Free for Child (under 5) and UNL faculty, staff and students
Time: 10am-4pm Tues.-Sat., 1-4pm Sun. (May-October), Closed Mondays
Phone: (402) 472-6549

EPM Log Cabin Quilts The European Patchwork Meeting convenes every year in Ste-Marie-aux-Mines, in northeastern France, to celebrate the art of quilting. Bordered by Germany and Switzerland, the Alsace region was the birthplace of the Amish movement. In 1693, the followers of Jakob Ammann broke off from their fellow Anabaptists, and in the early 1900s, many Amish immigrated to Pennsylvania. Today, the Amish are strongly associated with their quilts, which are famous for their bold colors, simple geometry, and fine needlework. The eight quilts featured in the display first appeared together in Log Cabin Forever at the 2015 EPM. Using late 19th and early 20th century log cabin quilts from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum’s Education Collection as inspiration, contemporary quiltmakers reimagined their forebears’ projects. The results were more and less literal evocations of the originals, and the pairs highlight such issues as material, technique, scale, and subtleties of color. The artists featured include Elisabeth Nacenta de la Croix (Switzerland), Marti Michell (Georgia), Linda Pumphrey (Arkansas) and Victoria Findlay Wolfe (New York).