Drawn to their designs, fabrics and stories, quilt historian and fabric scholar Pat L. Nickols began collecting antique quilts over thirty years ago. She recently wanted to share them with a larger audience, so she donated her collection to the Mingei International Museum in San Diego, California. See these one-of-a-kind quilts and read the full story in Quilters Newsletter June/July 2013.
Pictured: detail of Rocky Road to Kansas, 63" x 76", artist unknown, Missouri, circa 1920s. Photos by Ken Kondo, courtesy Mingei International Museum.