The Rhododendron Needlers Quilt Guild Proudly Presents
"Traditions and Treasures"
a quilt show featuring the works of our guild members
||March 16-17, 2013
||Saturday 10AM - 5PM
Sunday 10AM - 4PM
||Blue Hills Regional Technical School
800 Randolph Street
The show will include:
- hundreds of beautiful quilts
- vendor booths
- boutique of quilting and craft items
- raffle baskets and quilt
- children's activity area
- quilt appraisals done on-site by certified quilt appriaser Vivian Lee Sayre (by appointment only)
"The Martha Howard Quilt"
This antique treasure is the oldest known American made whole-cloth quilt. It was donated to the Canton, MA Historical Society around 1910 and over time, forgotten. A historical society employee discovered the box in storage at the Society headquarters in 2008, as well as letters documenting the quilt's history. The quilt subsequently underwent a year-long restoration project to return it to its former glory.
Come hear the story of Martha Howardâ€™s journey and her dedication to perfection in creating this magnificent quilt. Witness the unique salmon color of the â€˜chintz likeâ€™ wool. Admire the handiwork, and marvel at the overall quilting patterns, designs typical of New England.
This is the first time the quilt has been released for a multi-day display open to the general public!
Photograph courtesy of Gary Higgins / The Patriot Ledger
Admission to the show is $7.00 for a single day; $10 for two days. Admission grants access to both member quilts and The Martha Howard quilt.
Quilt Appraisal Fees:
$25 for a verbal (unwritten)
$45 for a written fair market or insurance appraisal
$50 for a written donation appraisal.
For further information on appraisals or to make an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions to the Blue Hills Regional Technical School are straightforward: Route 128 (North or South) to exit 2A (Stoughton exit, route 138).Follow route 138 South to the 2nd set of lights.Turn left onto Randolph Street.Proceed Â½ mile. School is on the left. Parking is plentiful.