A Quilted Past

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This virtual exhibition includes over twenty quilts. Many were made by women living in the Rondout and Neversink watershed areas between 1860 and 1950.
Many of these beautiful quilts had interesting stories attached to them about the quilters and their families.

As you travel through this virtual exhibition, we hope you develop a sense of appreciation for the time, effort and skill needed to create these beautiful works of art.  Many of these quilts were made from scraps of old worn out clothing and were used as bed-covers or blankets.

Visitors to the live exhibition (May 2011 – October 2011) tried their hand at stitching a quilt square, learned how to best care for their own quilts and attended beginning and advanced quilt making programs.