Recent Exhibitions
Recycling and Resourcefulness: Quilts of the 1930s
October 21, 2008–March 15, 2009, Lincoln Square branch
“Recycling & Resourcefulness: Quilts of the 1930s” highlights twelve quilts from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum that were made during the Depression era by thrifty women who reused clothing, flour and feed sacks, and other recycled fabrics to create “new” bedcovers in a variety of vibrant patterns. Also on view are works from the American Folk Art Museum’s collection that further explore the theme of recycling, such as the Wonderbread Rug, woven from plastic Wonderbread bags; Baby Blanket, made up entirely of condoms in aluminum wrappers; tramp art made from cigar boxes; bottle-cap figures; and quilts made from men's clothing fabrics and patriotic silk ribbons.

An International Quilt Study Center Exhibition, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Credits
The presentation of “Recycling & Resourcefulness: Quilts of the 1930s” at the American Folk Art Museum’s Lincoln Square branch location is supported by Joyce Berger Cowin.