Charleston Museum shows off their coziest quilts 

Crazy Quilts

The Charleston Museum has been featuring a rotating gallery of quilts lately — the most recent, the Starry, Starry Nights collection, ends on Nov. 29. Stepping up to replace those celestial quilts is an exhibit of the “craziest” quilts in the museum’s collection. Starting Dec. 5, you can view 12 crazy quilts, a style popular during the last three decades of the 19th century. The quilts are characterized by lavish fabrics and commemorative pieces, symbols, and needlework embellishments. “Crazy quilts were not unlike modern day scrapbooks,” notes curator of textiles Jan Hiester. “They were highly personalized, marked special moments in the maker’s life, and preserved memories.” Also on view at the museum this winter is the Aisle Style exhibition, exploring wedding fashion and traditions over the last 150 years. And Charleston Museum’s finest jewelry is on display in the Preciousness Preserved showcase. For more info, call (843) 722-2996.

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