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Annette Gero Collection

New York

War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics

September 6, 2017–January 7, 2018


War and Pieced is the first exhibition in the United States to showcase the spectacularly complex geometric quilts made exclusively by men using richly dyed wools derived from British military and dress uniforms.

Organized by the American Folk Art Museum, New York, in collaboration with the International Quilt & Study Center and Museum, University of Lincoln–Nebraska. Cocurated by Dr. Annette Gero, international quilt historian, author, and collector, and Stacy C. Hollander, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Chief Curator, and Director of Exhibitions at the American Folk Art Museum.



Soldier's Patchwork with Incredible Border, artist unidentified, India, 1855 (pre-1881), felted wools from military uniforms, with beads; hand-applied beadwork, layered and hand-appliquéd border, 82 x 88 in., The Annette Gero Collection. Photo by Tim Connolly, Shoot Studios.