The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has a show titled “Quilts and Color”  (check it out by clicking this link…. The quilts looks surprisingly modern as you can see from my two examples below. The first was made in 1879;the second, 1940.

quiltOnce experiences these quilts by walking through a large darkened room, with grey walls. Each quilt seems to burst with color , texture and pattern. It is an amazing experience.