The Ken Burns Quilt Collection

The only place in the Southeastern U.S. to host the “Uncovered” exhibit is the Upcountry History Museum in Greenville, SC. That’s only a half day’s drive from us, so my husband and I were fortunate enough to visit despite you-know-what. We wore masks everywhere and ate takeout in our hotel room, so we felt relatively safe.

The Upcountry History Museum in Greenville, SC

The exhibit was put together by the International Quilt Museum after Ken Burns donated his extensive quilt collection. You can see pictures of the quilts in the travelling show on their website here. There was a nice video that went with the exhibit as well.

Most of the quilts were from the late 19th or early 20th Century. Photos were allowed as long as flash wasn’t used, so here are my personal favorites. You can see much better pictures of all the quilts on the International Quilt Museum website here.

Joseph’s Coat, 1880-1900

Princess Feather dated 1876

String Star 1880-1900

11 thoughts on “The Ken Burns Quilt Collection

  1. Wow – I was unaware of this gem of an exhibit and in my backyard, too! It closes the end of this month so I’m hoping I can hop in the car and drive the 2.5 hrs up there and catch it! Maybe even take hubby along for the ride (and driver, HA!)
    Thanks for the heads-up via this post, Zip!
    🙂

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