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New Gallery Exhibit: Hortense Beck Collection

Apr 16, 2015 8:48:47 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in AccuQuilt Quilt Gallery, Hortense Beck Exhibit

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We are honored to welcome the Hortense Beck Quilt Collection to the AccuQuilt Gallery. The exhibit is a fascinating collection of reproduction quilts from the late Hortense Horton Beck (1920-2009). Surprisingly, Beck didn't start sewing and quilting until she was 60 years old, and it all began with learning how to appliqué. Beck spent 30 years replicating historical appliqué album quilts, later donating her large quilt collection to the International Quilt Study Center and Museum (IQSCM) at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE. The IQSCM is also home to the largest publicly held quilt collection in the world. Although Beck made these quilts for her own enjoyment, she also wanted others to enjoy and appreciate them. With the donation to the IQSCM, her quilts are now available to a wider audience. Seven quilts from Beck's collection measuring over six feet in height are included in the exhibit, which runs through May 25. Read more about Beck and her inspiration below.
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