Main Line Quilters

A quilt guild based on Philadelphia's historic Main Line

Area Quilting Events

October 25 10am – 2pm

Newtown Public Library 40th Anniversary Celebration

Main Line Quilters will have a booth, selling handmade items. 201 Bishop Hollow Rd, Newtown Square

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1470705939866950/

 

October 24-25

Valley Forge Quilt Show

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
132 E Valley Forge Rd
King of Prussia, PA 19406
$5.00 donation
Over 200 quilts on display, vendors, quilt appraisals, raffle quilt

www.ValleyForgeQuilters.org

 

 now through October 31, 2014

Common Threads: Selections from the Textile Collections of the Goschenhoppen Historians, Mennonite Heritage Center and Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center

Fraktur Gallery
105 Seminary Street Pennsburg, PA 18073
215–679–3103
For info, click here

A collaborative exhibit of selections from the textile collections of the Goschenhoppen Historians, the Mennonite Heritage Center, and the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center

Visitors to the Heritage Center will experience the rich variety of textiles that each institution holds in its collections – from amazing and seldom seen quilts of the Goschenhoppen Historians; clothing and personal accessories from all three institutions; to decorated hand towels, samplers, and all types of extraordinary needlework that was produced by Pennsylvania German women from the late 18th to the early 20th century.

 

through January 4, 2015

From Heart to Hand: African-American Quilts from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Montclair Art Museum
Montclair, NJ

The 30 colorful and creatively designed quilts on display are by African-American quilt makers, primarily of West Alabama, and are part of the permanent collection of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in Montgomery, Alabama. Most were made between the mid-1950s and the end of the 20th century, and represent the major themes in traditional quilt making. The exhibition includes examples of pieced quilts and appliqué, as well as the improvisational techniques use of unconventional materials that are common practice for contemporary quilt makers.  Click here for more info

Free First Thursday Night, October 2, 5–9 p.m. – Enjoy an evening of free art and dynamic programming, including live music, tours, and interactive entertainment. This month, MAM will highlight its new exhibition From Heart to Hand: African-American Quilts from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, with docent tours, quilting demonstrations, and a quilt talk. See the full line-up at https://www.montclairartmuseum.org/special-events/free-first-thursday-nights
October 9, 7 p.m 28th Annual Julia Norton Babson Lecture, Quilts and the Civil Rights Movement,. – Join MAM in welcoming artist/quilter Yvonne Wells and historian/artist Dr. Nell Painter as they discuss how quilts have held an important and cherished place in American culture, particularly in the American South. Dialogue will encompass the civil rights movement, historic context of quilts in the rural environment as well as the stories behind individual artist’s quilts. Tickets: https://www.montclairartmuseum.org/content/28th-annual-julia-norton-babson-lecture

 

through February 1, 2015

Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Russian American Quilt

The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York, NY 10128
212.423.3200
Originally owned by a Russian Jewish immigrant family, the quilt was assembled in America, incorporating panels probably embroidered in the Old Country. Its triangular pieces are aligned in a typical half-square pattern, but their random colors create a visual effect similar to that of a crazy quilt.

Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Russian-American Quilt is organized by Claudia J. Nahson, Morris and Eva Feld Curator. The series is organized by Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, and Daniel S. Palmer, Leon Levy Assistant Curator.

Visit thejewishmuseum.org for more info

 

May 1 & 2, 2015

Penn Oaks Quilters
For the Love of Quilting VIII Show

Ludwig’s Corner, Glenmoore, PA
Over 100 quilts, NQA Judges, Quilters’ Cafe, Acorn Shoppe Boutique, Book signing Bob DeCarli, Remarkable Rectangles
$8 admission   pennoaksquilters.org

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