The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum has an exciting exhibit of Russian applied arts that have not been seen outside of New York.
Patchwork sewing, as quilting is known in Russia, is an honored craft that has seen a rise in popularity since the 1990s. With many quilters hand sewing and appliqueing delicate and intricate quilts, patchwork sewing is a booming craft in Russia, with large quilt fairs, clubs, and exhibitions.
Quilts from private collections showcase the diversity and exuberance of some of the most talented contemporary Russian craftswomen. Quilts depict handwork history in Ivanovo, Russia; traditional women’s dress of Russia; Russian nursery rhymes and folklore; heroic history; and daily life of Russian culture from the past and present.