Monday, June 04, 2007

Winterthur Museum, DE - June 9 Quilt Lecture

Will you be in Delaware this coming weekend? Take a trip to the gorgeous Winterthur Museum & Country Estate in Winterthur, Delaware. Phone: 800.448.3883.

I'll be there to share my research insights in Martha Ann Ricks: From Tennessee to Liberia and Windsor Castle as part of the Winterthur Quilt Lecture Series. Ricks, who spent 50 years saving money to pursue her dream of meeting Queen Victoria, was one of few 19th century women to have her needlework documented on three different continents—Africa, Europe, and North America. Join us Saturday, June 9 at 3pm. A book signing follows.
I had a ball at the Winterthur Library when researching Martha Ann's story. The Library includes one of the BEST textile and World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, 1893) collections. I wanted to find books which may show images of Martha Ann's Coffee Tree Quilt for Queen Victoria on display at the World's Fair. If you join us on Saturday, you can also take in the Quilts in a Material World exhibit and see this lovely toile bedroom set! [Portrait of Martha Ricks by Nancy Devard, Collection of Kyra Hicks.]


laura west kong said...

Hi Kyra,
Thanks for visiting my blog and encouraging me in my book-writing pursuits. Also thanks for introducing me to your blog--what a great mix of interesting posts you have! Unfortunately I don't get out to museums as much as I used to anymore, so it's nice to find out what's showing in different places.

Deborah said...

A truly amazing story! African culture was as complicated back then as it is now!

Kyra said...

Diva of Quilts and Deborah -

Thanks for visitng! Stop by again. Will be posting more about museum exhibits.