Women’s History through Quilts Program May 15th

The Harborcreek Historical Society invites you to attend their public program, “Women’s History through Quilts,” on Tuesday, May 15th, 7:00 pm. Marilyn Stern, a founding member of the Erie Quilt Guild, is the guest speaker for the evening. Her presentation highlights late 19th and 20th century women and their achievements in using natural dyes, weaving and quilting.

The American quilting tradition began centuries ago as pioneer women sought ways to keep their families warm. Today, quilts are recognized as one of the foremost examples of American folk art, characterized by ingenuity, originality, color, texture and liveliness. Their patterns, materials and subject matter evoke specific eras and point to changes in technology and lifestyle.

In addition to a special exhibition of contemporary and antique quilts from Marilyn’s personal collection, attendees will see a display of quilts and quilting tools collected from Society members and volunteers. The presentation will take place at the Harborcreek Historical Society office, 5451 Merwin Lane in Knowledge Park.

For additional information on the Society’s events and programs, call (814) 899-4447 or visit www.harborcreekhistory.org.

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