(Lincoln, NE) The new exhibition at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum traces connections of textile fashion, technology and trade in Chintz Appliqué: From Imitation to Icon. Inspired by the painted and printed cottons of India, famous for their lively beauty and lasting qualities, the stunning colors and artistry of chintz appliqué quilts made them icons in the nineteenth century. They are considered among the most beautifully crafted, vibrantly colored and largest quilts ever made in America. The 21 quilts, circa 1790-1850, presented in the exhibition organized by Curator of Collections Carolyn Ducey, give a glimpse into their makers’ lives and society. Chintz Appliqué: From Imitation to Icon will be on view from November 22, 2008 through May 17, 2009 at the museum on the East Campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.