Sherry’s American quilts

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A late 19th century velvet crazy quilt from the USA (TRC 2018.2407)

The TRC is organising a special exhibition in order to celebrate the recent donation of over twenty quilts and tops by the American collector, Sherry Cook. The exhibition will include many examples that this summer arrive at the TRC in Leiden. The exhibition will be presented for only two months, from Monday 20th August until and including 18th October. Sherry Cook has written a brief blog about the donation. See also the brief blog about the Charles Lindbergh quilt.

There will be a workshop on  29th August 2018 from 10.00 – 13.00 h about the history of quilting and the archaeological evidence for a variety of different quilting techniques. The workshop will be given by Dr. Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood (director of the TRC) and is a continuation of the workshop that was given earlier in the year. The August workshop will pay particular attention to the US Quilts exhibition, and provide the participants the chance to quilt with various types of materials, including felt and silk, as well as look at some historical quilting techniques from medieval Egypt.

Next to the normal opening hours of the TRC, we will also open our doors on Sunday 2nd September from 12.00 until 17.00, so that many more people can come and see this special exhibition and donation.


  • An exhibition celebrating the Sherry Cook donation;
  • TRC Leiden, Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW Leiden, The Netherlands;

Pre – registration required е-mail:

The exhibition   US QUILTS celebrating the Sherry Cook donation  can be viewed of 20th August 2018 to and including 18th October 2018 on address Address: Stichting Textile Research Centre, Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW,  Leiden, The Netherlands.

Entrance is free!

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