Presented by Peggy W. Norris
Stitches in Time: Quilts 1800–1976
While quilts have decorated our beds and kept us warm for two centuries, they also tell the stories about our families and our communities. This presentation features quilts selected for the Bergen County Quilt and Coverlet Show (postponed, but hopefully to be rescheduled soon) and explores the great variety of quilts from 1800 to 1976—especially those made in Bergen County. Quilts tell stories about women, their families, and their communities and can enrich our genealogy.
Peggy W. Norris, MS, MLIS, is a retired librarian who was integral in the formation of the Bolger Heritage Center for Genealogy and Local History at Ridgewood Public Library. She is a member of the Genealogical Society of Bergen County and volunteers at the Bergen County Historical Society library and archives and is Ridgewood Co-Historian. She is a member of the American Quilt Study Group and Brownstone Quilters, and chair of the Bergen County Quilt and Coverlet Show.
Learn more about the upcoming show and read about quilt care, history, and some of the amazing people who made them, https://www.bergencountyquiltandcoverletshow.com
Order the exhibition catalog from the upcoming show: https://ridgewoodhistoricalsociety.org/product/stitched-woven-bergen-county-quilts-coverlets-1800-1976/
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