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Events and Workshops

Check out our upcoming events and workshops!

Folk Art Quilt Show

Join us for the 37th Annual Folk Art Quilt Show at the South County Museum from September 8th to the 10th. See contemporary quilts crafted by local makers from 10 am to 4 pm in the Metz Exhibition Hall alongside historic quilts from our collection. Short presentations will be given at 11:00 am and  2:00 pm each day.

 

Finishing Vintage Quilt Projects

Friday & Saturday 11:00 am - Sunday 2pm

Presenter: Blaire Gagnon, Owner A Link in a Chain Quilting

Blaire’s love of vintage textiles goes back to her childhood when she started making her first quilt out of a box of vintage fabric purchased at a tag sale. She continues to hunt for and collect vintage textiles, particularly antique quilt tops, blocks, unfinished pieces, unique embroideries, and fabric.  This informal presentation will showcase some of Blaire’s collection, including finished items and works in progress.  Resources for completing your own projects and combining new and old will be discussed. 

Historic Quilts from The South County Museum Collection

Friday & Saturday at 2 pm - Sunday 11 am

Presenter: Rebecca Kelly, Deputy Director and Curator South County Museum

Join South County Museum’s newly appointed curator Rebecca Kelly for a look at a few of her favorite quilts in the collection.  The quilts will be shown in a traditional “bed turning”.  Turnings were the way quilters in groups or guilds would come together in small domestic spaces to discuss each other’s work. Quilts would be layered on a bed and lifted off one by one for all to admire and so each quilter could share their story.  Rebecca will lead a discussion based on 5 unique quilts in the South County Museum collection sharing her expertise in textile history and the changed cultural meanings of quilts and quilting techniques from the late 19th century to now.

Purchase advance tickets via the button below. Tickets also available at the door.  Presentations included with admission.

Farm to Table Fundraiser Dinner and Auction

September 14 - 5-8PM

Explore the museum grounds during a BYOB cocktail hour, enjoy a farm fresh dinner made with local produce provided by Sunset Farm, and participate in the live auction all in support of the museum!

Thank you to our sponsors: Sunset Farm, Gates Insurance, NBX, and Holland Electric

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Natural Dye Workshops

Join textile historians and artisans Rebecca Kelly and Payton Becker for a day long workshop that explores the history and use natural dyes.  The workshop begins with a short lecture and the opportunity to jumpstart or add to your own dyer’s notebook. The day includes a tour of the museum’s collection, and you will see the types of textiles and objects that inspire us.

 

Participants will dye their own cotton 22 x 22 inch bandana and we will end our day with a slow-stich embroidery lesson and tips and ideas for finishing your project.

 

September workshops will focus on nature’s pallet of primary colors.  Madder root, marigold flower and indigo are the first dyes to be featured (dyers' choose one).

If you have a group of 5 or more, please email rebecca@southcountymuseum.org for a private workshop
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