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The Art of the Quilt

The New Castle Historical Society presents, 

The Art of the Quilt

Date : May 21st – June 26th, 2022, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Time : 11:00am – 4:00pm

Venue : The New Castle Historical Society, 100 King Street, Chappaqua, NY 10514

Ticket price : $10 members, $15 non-members

(Chappaqua, NY ) The Art of the Quilt is a celebration of 19th, 20th, and 21st century quilts displayed in the summer residence of Horace Greeley and the home of the New Castle Historical Society.

On view are thirty-five handmade quilts, spanning three centuries, many made by local residents. From the humble beginnings of a quilt, oftentimes made from a woman’s bag of fabric scraps to the intricate work of applique and trapunto, this exhibit is a curated panorama of the many forms of quilting; representing classic patterns and motifs to ‘flights of fancy’ in creativity and ingenuity.

Highlights of the exhibit include the 1895 “Crazy Quilt” donated to the New Castle Historical Society by the descendants of the Dodge family, one of the original Quaker families to settle in Chappaqua, an “Album Quilt”, oftentimes called a “Friendship Quilt” comprised of individual blocks, created by the  maker with their name embroidered within the square and a “Patriotic Quilt”, appliqued with a multitude of motifs reflecting the American Revolution up to 1903, when the quilt was made. 

All proceeds benefit the NCHS, a non-profit, member supported organization.

For more information and tickets, please go to: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-the-quilt-tickets-32441806215