New England Quilts and the Stories That They Tell With Pam Weeks

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New England Quilts and the Stories That They Tell With Pam Weeks

Pam Weeks will weave history and story into her presentation on New England quilting.

By Hampton Falls Free Library

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Date and time

Wednesday, April 19 · 6:30 - 8pm EDT


Hampton Falls Free Library 7 Drinkwater Road Hampton Falls, NH 03844

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell

Quilts tell stories, and quilt history is full of myths and misinformation as well as heart-warming tales of service and tradition. Nearly every world culture that has cold weather uses quilted textiles-quilting is NOT just an American art. Pam Weeks weaves world history, women's history, industrial history and just plain wonderful stories into her presentation. Participants are invited to bring one quilt for identification and/or story sharing. Prompted in part by the material culture at hand, the presenter may speak about fashion fads, the Colonial Revival, quilt-making for Civil War soldiers, and anything else quilt-related she can squeeze in.

Pamela Weeks is the Binney Family Curator of the New England Quilt Museum. Author of the book Civil War Quilts and articles on quilt history, she lectures nationally on quilt-making and quilt history. Weeks uses quilts to tell stories of the Civil War, women's history, and industrial history.

Co-Hosted with the Hampton Falls Historical Society, this program will showcase a special Hampton Falls Historical Society acquisition of an antique Batchelder Family Quilt. Additionally, Participants are invited to bring one quilt that may be used to prompt discussion.

We will also offer the opportunity to view and purchase raffle tickets for a new "Majestic Mountains" handmade quilt, with proceeds going toward the Hampton Falls Historical Society.

Free and open to the public.

**Sponsored by New Hampshire Humanities.

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