Lecture/Show-and-Tell: Luxurious Quilts from Nineteenth-Century America

Elizabeth Lay, curator, Montgomery County Historical Society

Many of the quilts that survived the nineteenth century were created with great skill, using luxury materials in the most current fashions. Textile curator Elizabeth Lay will examine high-style quilts of the mid-Atlantic area, with examples from the Montgomery County Historical Society’s collection. Lay will illuminate the rich traditions and history expressed through fine needlecraft using examples that include the meticulously executed “Woodbourne” quilt, an important chintz medallion quilt, and an embroidered Victorian crazy quilt. 

Rug and Textile Appreciation Mornings bring together textile experts and enthusiasts for a thematic show and tell of personal pieces. Free; no reservations required.