Wednesday, June 03, 2009

The Textile Museum | Annual Celebration of Textiles

31st Annual Celebration of Textiles
A Tribute to the American Quilt

Saturday, June 6, 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday, June 7, 1 - 5 pm

FREE! Rain or Shine

"Free festival for all ages invites visitors to explore the textile arts and cultures of the world through hands-on activities and artist demonstrations in the Museum’s gardens, historic buildings and current exhibitions.

This year Celebration of Textiles pays tribute to quilting, a deeply rooted American tradition. Quilts in the United States have come a long way in terms of materials, function, aesthetic and patterns. In colonial times, quilting might have been used to extend the life of old blankets and demonstrate skill in sewing and patterning. Handmade quilts today not only ward off chilly nights, but tell stories, adorn various interiors, express evolving aesthetics and provide a sense of heritage and community. This year the festival honors this unique tradition through quilting demonstrations, musical performances, interactive activities, and more.."- The Textile Museum

The Textile Museum
2320 S Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20008-4088

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