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Quilt Lecture, Show-and-tell, and Afternoon Tea


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In conjunction with our quilt exhibit, running now through mid-July, join us Saturday, April 14, at Ker Place in Onancock for a lecture, "The History of Quilts and Quilt Making on the Eastern Shore." Kay Butler and Cathy Spence, regional quilt historians and members of the American Quilt Study Group, will speak. Learn about the significance of pattern names; interesting technical information, such as the number of stitches per inch; and the use of fabric choices as you explore what quilt makers may have been doing as they created beautiful quilts on display. Following a lunch break, join us for show-and-tell with afternoon tea and snacks. Bring in one of your quilts or fiber pieces for Kay and Cathy to evaluate. Attend sessions a la carte, or purchase a full-day package.

The lecture will run from 10 a.m. to about 11:15. Lunch will be on your own. We will reconvene at 12:15 for a show-and-tell and afternoon tea. Visit http://www.shorehistory.org/ticketsales/quilts-of-the-eastern-shore-lecture-show-tell-afternoon-tea to purchase tickets. Cost ranges from $10 to $35. See website for breakdown. Discount is offered for Historical Society members.

Note: In the interest of time, evaluations during the afternoon will be limited to one 1 quilt or fiber piece per attendee.