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Quilt Turning Is Another Success!

April 19, 2012

With its initial success in March 2011, Quilt Turning returned to the Germantown Historical Society this past Saturday, April 14th.

Beginning at 9:30 a.m., twenty-six participants engaged in a close study of over 40 antique quilts from the collections of the Germantown Historical Society, Wyck, and Stenton. The study and discussion was facilitated by Barbara Garrett, Chester County Quilt Historian, and Linda Eaton, the Director of Collections & Senior Curator of Texttiles at Winethur Museum. With their help, those who gathered examined the various designs, styles, stitching, and motifs and analyzed what these details conveyed about the women who made them and the families who used them.

After an enlightening morning, the participants traveled across Germantown Avenue for lunch in the Bringhurst House. Afterward, they received a brief tour of the neighboring Deshler-Morris House, a summer residence to President George Washington.

For the remainder of the afternoon, until about 4 p.m., the participants proceeded with the quilt turning. For its second year, the event was again successful and enjoyed by all.

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