ALSTEAD, N.H. – On Thursday, July 19, at 7 p.m., the Alstead Historical Society will present “New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell” at the Third Congregational Church on 14 River Street in Alstead.
Quilt history is full of myths and misinformation as well as heartwarming tales of service and tradition. Quilting is not just an American art as nearly every world culture that has cold weather uses quilted textiles.
Pamela Weeks weaves world history, women’s history, industrial history, and just plain wonderful stories into her presentation.
Participants are invited to bring one quilt for identification and/or story sharing. Prompted in part by the material culture at hand, the presentor may speak about fashion fads, the Colonial Revival, quilt making for the Civil War soldiers, and anything else quilt related she can squeeze in!
This program is supported through the generosity of a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council, Humanities To Go Program. The presentation is free and open to the public. Light refreshments follow the presentation. Donations gratefully accepted.