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Calico and Chintz: Antique Quilts from the Patricia Smith Collection

September 13, 1996 – January 12, 1997

Museum: Renwick Gallery

Location: Galleries 104 & 105, 1st Floor

Some 26 rare American quilts made before 1850 represent the genteel quilting tradition that predates the folk art quilting tradition. The Patricia Smith Collection is the largest assembly of American wholecloth, pieced, and quilted textiles made from calico and chintz.