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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Winterthur collection comes to Milwaukee Art Museum

In the early 19th century, 23-year-old Mary Remington meticulously stitched samplers and an exquisite whitework quilt. Along with faithfully practicing her needlework, Remington also wrote 29 letters to her fiancé, who often worked on the open seas. Remington’s letters detailed culture, design, industry and politics in colonial America. The whitework piece, which Remington crafted in 1815, remains...