November 3 - 4 Free College Weekend
10 am–4 pm

During regular public hours (10 am to 4 pm) on Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4, anyone with a valid college ID will receive free tickets to Pattern and Purpose: American Quilts from Shelburne Museum.

Pattern and Purpose brings together thirty-four masterpieces made between the first decades of the 1800s and the turn of the twenty-first century, ranging from early whole-cloth quilts, carefully-pieced Lemoyne stars, and embroidered botanical “best quilts” to more recent “art quilts” by contemporary makers. Bold in design and pattern, they reveal their maker’s skill — from complex geometric designs that would feel at home in a gallery of Pop Art to delicate patterns drawn from nature.

What's pictured: Unidentified maker, Pieced Boston Commons and Double Nine Patch Variation Amish Quilt, 1890-1920, cotton and wool, 80 x 80 in., Museum purchase, acquired from Elaine Hart, 1988-52.6. Photography by Andy Duback.



Pattern and Purpose is a ticketed exhibition: General public adults: $10; (Thursday evening pricing, 4-8 pm: $5 for general public adults); $5 for college students with a valid ID (tickets for those with a UNMC student ID are free); Youth ages 17 and younger: Free; Joslyn Members: Free