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21st Century Essentials-A Quilter’s Accessories

April 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


April 15, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Mercer Museum
84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901 United States
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Traditionally, a fabric scrap collection, sewing needle and thread were the only requirements to execute a perfectly fine quilt.  Feed supply companies may have inspired 19th century quilters to save a stash of related fabrics to keep on hand. Ladies’ magazines and product suppliers published quilt patterns that standardized and spread a passion for quilting and the 20th century quilt revival.  What is essential for a 21st-century quilter? Friendly Quilter Myra Nevius takes you inside her accessory bag, revealing the most up-to-date materials for the contemporary quilter.  The program is included with museum admission.

Myra started quilting in 1997 after an invite from a friend.  Addicted to quilting, she has multiple sewing machines, a stash (collection) of material, gadgets galore, many UFO’S (unfinished objects) and multiple quilt projects in progress on a regular basis.  She has made over a hundred quilts.   Myra is a member of The Friendly Quilters, Upper Makefield, PA, and her quilts have been on display at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, PA, The George School, Newtown, PA, Mercer Museum, Doylestown, PA, Heritage Resort, Southbury, CT and The Agricultural Museum and Village, Dover, DE, The Siegel Jewish Community Center, Wilmington, DE and The Expo Center, Oaks, PA


Among the oldest artifacts in the Mercer Museum are a 2,000 year old whale oil lamp and Native American implements dating to 6,000-8,000 BC.
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