In response to what they saw as the decontextualization of quilts in Abstract Design in American Quilts, scholars, artists, and curators began to assert that quilts were best understood through the contexts of women's experiences. Quilts: A Handmade Legacy is one exhibition that used American quilts to document and provide material evidence of those experiences. Image courtesy of Julie Silber Quilts

Exhibition: "American Quilts: A Handmade Legacy"