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Are you a fan of quilting and searching for the best quilting exhibits in the world? Look no further! In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the most anticipated quilting exhibits that will be taking place in museums around the world in 2023. From quilting masterpieces in the United States to vibrant quilts from Europe, we’ll be covering the must-see quilting exhibits of the year. So get ready to plan your trips and prepare to be amazed by these incredible quilting exhibits.

The Quilting World in 2023

As we enter the year 2023, the world of quilting is abuzz with exciting trends and innovations. From modern techniques to traditional craftsmanship, the quilting community is pushing the boundaries and creating breathtaking works of art. If you’re a quilting enthusiast or simply appreciate the beauty of textile art, you won’t want to miss out on the top quilting exhibits that are set to take place worldwide this year.

To give you a sneak peek into what to expect, we’ve compiled a summary of the top quilting trends for 2023:

1. Eco-friendly Quilts: With sustainability at the forefront of everyone’s minds, quilting is no exception. Expect to see a rise in eco-friendly quilts made from recycled or upcycled materials. These quilts not only showcase the creativity of the quilters but also promote environmental consciousness.

2. Modern Minimalism: Minimalism is making its way into the quilting world, with quilters embracing clean lines, simple patterns, and neutral color palettes. This trend allows the intricate quilting work to take center stage and creates a contemporary look that is sure to impress.

3. Embroidery Embellishments: Quilters are incorporating embroidery into their creations, adding intricate details and texture to their quilts. This trend brings a new level of dimension to the quilting world and allows quilters to showcase their embroidery skills alongside their quilting expertise.

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4. Bold and Bright: Vibrant colors and bold patterns are set to dominate the quilting scene in 2023. Quilters are embracing their creative freedom and incorporating eye-catching designs that demand attention. These quilts are sure to make a statement and captivate viewers.

5. Digital Quilting: Technology is making its mark in the quilting world with the rise of digital quilting designs and techniques. Quilters are using computerized systems to create intricate and precise quilting patterns that were once only possible by hand. This innovation opens up a world of possibilities for quilters and allows them to experiment with new designs.

These trends provide a glimpse into the exciting and diverse quilting world of 2023. Whether you’re a seasoned quilter or simply curious about this textile art form, the top quilting exhibits of 2023 are sure to showcase the incredible talent and creativity within the quilting community.

Quilting Museum Exhibits To Be Seen in 2023

Here are some of the quilting museum exhibits worth checking out in 2023. These will feature some of the top quilting and textile themes and artists from around North America.

  • Cindy Griselda’s “Taste of Summer” will be featured at the “No Boundaries” exhibit at the Virginia Quilt Museum. This festival is about boundaries artists make to keep things in or out; boundaries can be emotional, physical, or figurative. The exhibit opens on August 11th and runs through October 7, 2023. 
  • The New England Quilt Museum has several exhibits running through the summer, starting July 18th. These exhibits include the work of Timna Tarr, Animalia quilts, and more. 
  • The Visions Museum of Textile Art has several exhibits starting at the end of the summer. One exhibit features Uncommon Threads by Skip Mueller. 
  • The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum will feature exhibits with the work of Lee McComas and Sharon L. Schlotzhauer from July through October of 2023.
  • The Kalona Historical Village houses a museum that has a very old collection of spools and also features historical Amish and Mennonite quilts and textiles. The Fall Festival is held on the last weekend of September each year and also has more quilt and textile exhibits. 
  • The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky has several different quilting exhibits over the summer months featuring work by Velda Newman, Diana Fox, and others.
  • The DAR Museum has a Periods exhibit that features some domestic textiles and quilts. In 2024, they will launch a permanent exhibit online entitled The Needle’s Work, which will feature historical quilt and garment displays.
  • The Pacific Northwest Quilt and Arts Fiber Museum in LaConner, Washington has three floors of exhibits that feature pottery and quilting. Through July 30, you can see work by Vicki Conley & Shannon Conley that features quilt themes from the mountain west. 
  • The Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. typically has a rotating exhibit of national quilts that draw on a plethora of American themes and themes from throughout the world. 
  • The George Washington University Textile Museum features  21,000 examples of handmade textile art representing five continents and five millennia.