Event Details

Textile Weekend

Time: August 20, 2016 at 9am to August 21, 2016 at 5pm
Location: Old Sturbridge Village
Street: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
City/Town: Sturbridge
Website or Map: https://www.osv.org/event/tex…
Phone: (800) 733-1830
Event Type: museum, exhibit
Organized By: Old Sturbridge Village
Latest Activity: Aug 11, 2016

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Event Description

Old Sturbridge Village celebrates "Textile Weekend" annually in August, which explores a different aspect of 19th-century textiles each year. This year’s theme is quilts. Visitors will marvel at a variety of handmade artifact and reproduction quilts, and quilted items such as petticoats, hoods, pockets, and bed quilts.

Guests may watch up-close demonstrations of quilting techniques, such as piecing, from early 19th-century New England. Piecing is the process of cutting and sewing small pieces of fabric together to create a decorative pattern. Visitors will learn how to do paper piecing for a hexagonal quilt. Participants may attend gallery talks such as "Practical and Pleasing: Quilting in the 19th Century" and "Piecing it all Together: A Timeline of New England's Early Quilts."  This weekend-long event is a great opportunity to learn the history of quilts and quilt making, and be inspired with antique quilt designs to incorporate into modern projects!

$28 for Adults, $26 for Seniors (55+), $14 for youths (3-17), and children 2 and under are FREE.

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