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Old Sturbridge Village to Hold Textile Weekend Starting August 20

Thursday, August 11, 2016

 

Old Sturbridge Village is celebrating Textile Weekend on August 20 and 21. The weekend looks at the different aspects of 19th century textiles, with the theme of this year's event being quilts.

Those attending will have the chance to view handmade artifact and reproduction quilts, and quilted items like petticoats, hoods, pockets, and bed quilts.

Guests can watch demonstrations of quilting techniques, like 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 also learn how to do paper piecing for a hexagonal quilt.

Interpretive staff will offer 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," where participants will learn about quilt designs in early New England through a talk showcasing artifact quilts from the Old Sturbridge Village Collection.

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