The Monadnock Center for History & Culture is collaborating with the Monadnock Quilters’ Guild to host a quilt symposium at the Monadnock Center on Saturday, May 10, from 8:30 – 3:15.
The symposium will feature episodes from the Kentucky Quilt Project’s Why Quilts Matter video series and keynote speaker Pam Weeks, curator at The New England Quilt Museum. The video and keynote talk will lead us on a journey exploring both antique and contemporary quilts, seeing quilts as art as well as how quilts have been and can be viewed and collected. Additional speakers will expand on each concept and share their insights into the quilting culture.
Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics is a landmark documentary series that offers a fresh exploration of quilts in American life. Select episodes of the nine-part series will be shown during the symposium. Keynote speaker Pam Weeks draws on the scholarship of the last thirty years that has expanded our knowledge of quilting history in her talk, Busting the Myths—Quilt History Truths.
Pam is a quilt historian and the Binney Family Curator at the New England Quilt Museum. She is a state-juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen, and makes traditional and art quilts. Her most recent book, Civil War Quilts, tells the stories of 14 Civil War quilts and the women who made them.
Along with the video episodes and speakers, we will have an expansive display of both antique and modern quilts for your viewing pleasure.
Time will be provided for participants to have lunch off-site.
Pre-registration is required. Registration materials will be available after March 17 on this website and at the Monadnock Center. To register by phone, call (603) 924-3235. The registration fee is $25. Members of the Monadnock Quilters’ Guild or the Monadnock Center for History and Culture may register at the member price of $20.