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The exhibition Abstract Design in American Quilts opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City onJuly , and quilting has not been the same since From this universally acknowledged seminal event dates the study of quilting as a serious art form and the tremendously important international cross fertilization among art historians, textile scholars, and the artist craftspeople who work in quilts This important work is a personal statement of Jonathan Holstein s development as a pioneer quilting connoisseur, a guide to the quilts of the Whitney exhibition, and a study of the effects of the consequent explosion of attention to this art form