August 18 – August 19
|Quilting Techniques and Fashions|
Each year, Old Sturbridge Village explores a different aspect of 19th-century textiles. Past topics have included quilting, needlework, and women’s domesitic textile production.
This year, Textile Weekend will focus on quilting techniques and fashions of early 19th-century New England.
Eliza Farrar wrote in her 1836 publication The Young Lady’s Friend, “A woman who does not know how to sew is as deficient in her education as a man who cannot write”.
Join our costumed interpreters for textile-themed tours throughout the day, see demonstrations of piecing, quilting, and appliqué skills, and even to try your hand at starting a pieced project of your own.
|Textile Weekend Upcoming Dates|
|Saturday, August 18, 2012 – Sunday, August 19, 2012|