Words, Museums, Community

"Old Quilt Brought to America"

When: Sun., March 4, 2-3:30 p.m. 2018

There’s a mysterious object deep in the archives of the MAC, and it’s coming out for a rare public viewing during a special event and discussion. Since 1937, the museum has had in its possession an unusual and elaborate handmade quilt bearing a note that simply says “old quilt brought to America.” New findings by textile researcher Dana Forbes Bowne suggests that this puzzling piece was made as early as the 1600s in Bengal, India, which would make it one of the oldest known quilts in existence in the U.S. Bowne will discuss more of her theories about the quilt’s origins during a public presentation and also share its connection to a prominent Spokane family. Attendees will also have a chance to view this rare piece of history after her talk.

Sun, March 4, from 2-3:30 pm • $9 suggested donation • Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture • 2316 W. First • northwestmuseum.org • 456-3931

Chey Scott

Price: $9