"The Quilt as Story Teller" tour. June 8-23 (Fridays at 10:30 a.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m.) Join us for a special guided tour that will feature some of the Oberlin Heritage Center's historic quilts rarely seen on display. Collections Assistant Prue Richards will discuss textiles and techniques of construction, and the makers, owners, and occasions associated with the quilts shown. These quilts date from c. 1830 to c. 1920. They range in size from small doll quilts to impressively large full size bed quilts and they include pieced, appliquéd, whole cloth, and several variations of crazy quilt genres. The quilts will be displayed throughout the historic Monroe and Jewett Houses for this month only. Information about how to care for quilts will be available at the end of the tour.
Space is limited to ten people per tour and pre-paid registration is required. Flash photography will not be permitted. Tour lasts one to one and one-half hours. Not recommended for young children. $10 per person; $6 per OHC member. For more information, call Prue Richards at (440) 774-1700, or send an e-mail to [email protected]. Register online.