"Small Wonders: Miniature, Doll and Crib Quilts"

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Small Wonders, an exhibition of miniature, doll, and crib quilts curated by the Museum’s Binney Family Curator, Pamela Weeks, offers a rare opportunity to see these quilts together in one venue.

Miniatures depict or replicate real objects, but are made in a much smaller scale. Some of the quilts in this exhibition are just inches in diameter, yet contain thousands of tiny intricate pieces. Included is a recent gift to the Museum of 29 miniature quilts and beds, as well as the loan of a private collection of Amish doll and crib quilts.

More than 60 remarkable little quilts represent three centuries. The earliest pieces were made for or by children in the early nineteenth century and reflect a lovely heritage of crib and doll quilts. The latest miniatures were made by award-winning quilt artists, who indulge and delight in creating their own tiny colorful and complex designs.