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Introduction to the Pilgrim/Roy Collection

Antique Crib Quilts

NEW! Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection will be displayed at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston from April 6, 2014 - July 27, 2014. Learn More Here.

See Boston Globe review, published April 03, 2014: Quilts in MFA exhibit shows its colors powerfully

See Fuse Visual Arts Review, published published April 16, 2014: “Quilts and Color” — Far From Folk and Perhaps Beyond Art.

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The names Pilgrim and Roy have gained international recognition in the quilting world. Paul and Gerald started working with antique quilts in the early 1960s when their interior decorating business prompted them to purchase antique quilts for clients. Each having a strong background in the fine arts, they also began collecting quilts solely for their aesthetic value. Today, the Pilgrim/Roy collection is composed of 2,500 quilts and quilt-related objects, including fabrics and all kinds of antique sewing tools.

Paul and Gerald were among the first board members of the Quilt Appraisal Program of the American Quilter's Society (AQS). They helped establish guidelines for this certification program, the only one of its kind. The duo also designed the interior of the National Quilt Museum. They co-curated exhibits for MAQS and co-authored quilting publications, including The Log Cabin Returns to Kentucky (Collectors Books, 1992) and Quilts: Old and New-A Similar View (AQS, 1993)-the catalogs of these two exhibits, plus many more.

See current issue of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting Magazine "This Old Quilt," featuring articles by Gerald.

Paul Pilgrim photo
Paul D. Pilgrim 1942 -1996

Paul was a life force. He gave us a beautiful legacy of art and love and humor. He was an endearing man and a wonderful friend.


Reference:
Quilts By Paul D. Pilgrim
BLENDING THE OLD AND THE NEW
by Gerald E. Roy
American Quilter’s Society