You can see the red and white inscribed quilt in Melrose, MA during December 2018. The Beebe Estate is the starting point, where you will find not only the quilt and its stories, but also art from today.
In seven locations around Melrose, look for “Clues from a Victorian Quilt.” A banner and yarn decorations (aka Yarn Storm) mark interesting places tied to the quilt.
Don’t forget to stop at the Melrose Public Library, where modern day quilts are on display.
December 1, 2018: 11 am to 3 pm • Melrose History QuiltHomecoming
December 7, 2018: 7 pm to 9 pm • First Friday Reception
December 8, 2018: 11 am to 3 pm • Stitched Connections
December 8, 2018: 1pm • Quilt Repair Tales
Ann will share stories from 30 years of repairing quilts. The family history stories embodied by the quilts and conservation guidelines influence her thought processes, guiding her choice of techniques. She will cover the why’s and how’s of restoration, conservation, rebuilding severely damaged quilts, and more. There will also be tales of why to decide to do nothing at all and love your quilt just the way it is.
Attendance is free, but please RSVP so we can arrange for enough chairs.