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A Stitch in Time: 17th & 18th Century Textiles and Quilts
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
On Sunday, April 8th from 1:00-4:00 p.m., Dana Bala will present 17th and 18th century textiles and quilts. She will discuss legislation which affected the cost and production of cloth, fabric and how it related to domestic life, and quilting as it evolved with the history of textiles. This Open House Sunday program will be held at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, located at 114 Dreahook Road in the Stanton section of the township. For GPS use Lebanon, NJ 08833.
Dana Bala has been quilting for over 12 years. She combines her love of history and fabric through researching historic quilts, patterns, techniques and the textile industry, particularly, in the 18th century. A frequent volunteer at Washington Crossing Park, she has also given presentations at other historic sites such as the Abraham Staats House and the Miller-Corey Museum. Her other areas of interest/expertise include embroidery, cooking and genealogy.
This is a free family friendly event, although donations will be gratefully accepted. In case of inclement weather please call the Museums to find out the status of the program. For more information please visit, www.readingtontwp.org/ReadingtonMuseums.html or call 908-236-2327.
The Readington Museums received an operating support re-grant from the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, with funds from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.