Antique Quilt Turning – Afternoon Session
The Antique Quilt Turning has been cancelled due to concerns for the health and well-being of the community.
The popular Antique Quilt Turning returns to Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society (LMHS) Tuesday, March 24. This up-close-and-personal event begins with viewers gathered around a stack of antique quilts curated from the LMHS museum collection. Barbara Garrett, local quilt historian, will review each quilt: providing background, pointing out unique features, and storytelling. After each quilt is featured, it is “turned” off the stack, and the next quilt comes into view.
Garret developed her expertise during 45-plus years of researching and documenting Pennsylvania German quilts of southeastern Pennsylvania. Participants will learn about the makers and their worlds, fabrics, styles, and patterns unique to the quilts in this region.
A paid reservation includes complimentary admission to LMHS’s museum exhibit, Decorated and Plain: An Amish and Mennonite Sampler. On March 24 only, the exhibit will display twelve stunning quilts not included in the quilt turning. The display includes the newly acquired, well-known Diamond Sampler quilt, acclaimed as “the greatest quilt ever to come from Lancaster County.” For visitors not participating in the Antique Quilt Turning, exhibit admission is $8.