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    Out of Whole Cloth: Quilting in the Pre-Industrial Era

    Presented by at Old South Meeting House

    January 27, 2011


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    Out of Whole Cloth: Quilting in the Pre-Industrial Era

    In this illustrated lecture, award-wining textile historian Lynne Bassett shares the history of quilt making before 1793 and its parallels to the social history of Massachusetts. In the intricate designs and chosen fabrics, one can read clues about the family, local, economic, and political history of its maker. America's earliest patchwork, silk quilts imported from England, wool whole-cloth quilts, and quilted petticoats will be...

    In this illustrated lecture, award-wining textile historian Lynne Bassett shares the history of quilt making before 1793 and its parallels to the social history of Massachusetts. In the intricate designs and chosen fabrics, one can read clues about the family, local, economic, and political history of its maker. America's earliest patchwork, silk quilts imported from England, wool whole-cloth quilts, and quilted petticoats will be featured.


    Old South Meeting House

    310 Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02108

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    Admission Info:

    $6; Free for OSMH Members


    General Day and Time Info:

    12:15 pm



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