Quilt Show, Fabric and Fiber Arts Program to Showcase Skills of late 19th Century Women


The talents of the Surry County Quilter’s Guild will be on display at Horne Creek Farm Saturday, May 14, as part of the annual Fabric and Fiber Arts Program. Natural dyeing, spinning, and crocheting will also be featured activities. Two exhibits in the Horne Creek Visitor Center and Hauser Farmhouse will focus on the sewing skills needed by late 19th century women; the first is entitled “Common Threads: 150 Years of NC Quilts” and the second features clothing dating from the mid-19th century to 1910. Several articles of clothing owned by the Hauser family will be part of the clothing exhibit. The quilts showcased are owned by Horne Creek Farm and area residents.

Other programming for the day includes basketmaking, information on the care and conservation of textiles, and making handkerchief dolls.

Many of the demonstrators will be selling their wares. These will include: children’s bonnets, doilies, baskets, market bags, handkerchief dolls, and a few quilts. Pinnacle Hills Goat Milk Soaps will also be on hand selling the wonderful soaps.

Snacks and drinks will be available for a nominal fee.

No pets allowed.

To Reach the Site, Take the Pinnacle Exit Off U.S. 52 & follow the gold and black State Historic Site Signs. For Further Information, call: (336) 325-2298.

Horne Creek Living Historical Farm State Historic Site is administered by the NC Department of Cultural Resources. Part of 2nd Saturdays Programming Held Across the State at 37 Historic Sites and Museums by the NC Department of Cultural Resources.

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