American Folk Art Museum has new exhibition full of quilts

Quilts come in many colors and patterns and are made from a variety of materials. They keep people warm on a cold night, but they can be much more than that.

“I love being able to hear directly from the family that has owned the quilt and has passed it down through their generations of family members because that’s part of what makes these objects so special as repositories for stories and keepers of family memory,” Emelie Gevalt said.

Gevalt is the curatorial chair for collections and curator of folk art at the American Folk Art Museum in Lincoln Square, where around 35 quilts and related works of art on

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