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New England Quilts and the Story They Tell
quilt1.jpg Living here in New Hampshire, we're no strangers to quilts, but there's much more to quilts than just keeping us warm through the cold months. 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.

Please join us to hear Pam Weeks of New Hampshire Humanities weave world history, women's history, industrial history, and just plain wonderful stories into her presentation about quilts. Participants are invited to bring one quilt for identification and/or story sharing. Pam, prompted in part by the material culture at hand, may speak about fashion fads, the Colonial Revival, quilt making for Civil War soldiers, and anything else quilt-related she can squeeze in.

This event will be held at the Recreation and Senior Center building to the left of Tuck Museum, 40 Park Avenue, on August 19th at 1:00 p.m.