FHS Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7pm online Zoom program, “New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell” presented by Pamela Weeks
FHS Wednesday, June 16th program, “New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell” presented by Pamela Weeks. This online ZOOM program is free and open to members of FHS and the public.
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. Pam Weeks weaves world history, women’s history, industrial history and just plain wonderful stories into her presentation. Participants are invited to story-share about one of their own quilts. Prompted in part by the material culture at hand, Pam may speak about fashion fads, the Colonial Revival, quilt-making for Civil War soldiers, and anything else quilt-related she can squeeze in.
Pamela Weeks is the Binney Family Curator of the New England Quilt Museum. Author of the book Civil War Quilts and articles on quilt history, she lectures nationally on quilt-making and quilt history. Weeks uses quilts to tell stories of the Civil War, women’s and industrial history.
Members of FHS and the public are welcome and invited to register in advance to receive ZOOM access information for this informative presentation. Sign in at www.freedomhistoricalsociety.org/ and follow the instructions to register and receive log-in-instructions. Please join the ZOOM meeting at 6:50pm to be ready to attend, promptly, the 7pm start time on the 16th. For additional information, please call 603-733-9307.