QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Baltimore Blues. It's not all blue.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Eye Opening Symposium March 13-14 2015


Baltimore Album Quilt, 
Made for Betsey Hobbs Harper and William Harper about 1848. 
Gift of Catherine T. Winter. 
Collection of the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum.


Eye Opening: New Research in Maryland and Virginia Quilts

March 13-14, 2015

The DAR Museum is bringing together experts for a symposium held in conjunction with their year-long exhibit Eye on Elegance. Historians, curators, conservators, and authors will present the latest research on quilts of the area.



The symposium takes place at the DAR Museum Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8:30 am to 7 pm.
Presentations are from 8:30 am to 4 pm. 
An evening reception, 4:30 pm to 7 pm, wraps up the day's event with book signings, drinks and hors d' oeuvres. 

A  Friday evening social event kicks off the get-together on March 13 from 5 pm to 8 pm with a curator's tour of Eye on Elegance by Alden O'Brien, DAR Museum's Curator of Textiles and Costumes. Drinks and hors d' ouevres will be served. Separate ticket required.



Speakers: 
Barbara Brackman: Pearl Street and Ladies' Bazaars: Supplying Quilters Before the Civil War

Ronda Harrell McAllen, Quilt Historian, Author: "The Life and Times of Achsah Goodwin Wilkins"

Debby Cooney, Quilt Historian, Editor, A Maryland Album w/ Ronda Harrell McAllen. "Saw Some Pretty Squares": A Reexamination of Baltimore Album Quiltmaking."

Bunnie Jordan, Quilt Historian, Appraiser, Co-Author, Quilts of Virginia: "Quilts of Early Maryland and Virginia"

Deb Kraak, Independent Museum Professional. "Fabrics ala Mode."


Alden O'Brien, Curator, DAR Museum: "Three Master Quilters of Maryland and Virginia"

Virginia Vis, Quilt Historian, Conservator: "Haven't I Seen That Before? Baltimore Album Quilt Patterns"



Buy tickets here. 


The main ticket includes general registration fee for the symposium on Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8:30 am to 4 pm, PLUS all food for the day including a continental breakfast, box lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, and evening reception with drinks and hors d' oeuvres.

1 comment:

pinkdeenster said...

Looks like an excellent opportunity -- checking my calendar to see if I can attend!