“Courthouse Quilters and the Patchwork Tradition”

Date(s) - 07/10/2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sigal Museum




The Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society (NCHGS) has given the members of the Courthouse Quilters their 2016 challenge: Create authentic artisan quilts inspired by the Society’s own rich collection of quilts! This textile challenge and exhibition happily celebrates the patchwork tradition of Northampton County. Why do we quilt? How has quilting changed over the years? And why have popular quilting blocks stood the test of time? These are questions the Courthouse Quilters and Patchwork Tradition exhibition will cover, with hands-on opportunities for visitors, unique programming and one-of-a-kind quilts. The Courthouse Quilters’ creations utilize a variety of techniques and styles like applique and spider web designs from popular Victorian crazy quilts.

From April 16-July 31, 2016, these colorful one-of-a-kind Courthouse Quilts, in conjunction with NCHGS’ unique collection of quilts, will be on display exclusively at the Sigal Museum in Historic Downtown Easton. Free with museum admission.