Friday, December 7, 2007

Quilts-Patches of Time

(Elizabeth City) -- Just the thing to help keep you thinking warm this winter is The Museum of the Albemarle’s exhibit “Quilts-Patches of Time,” Dec. 12 through Feb. 29, 2008. The “Quilts” exhibit is a result of many staff hours of restoration, repair and documentation work with expert help from the volunteers of the Colonial Quilt Lovers Guild.

The exhibit represents a sampling of quilts carefully chosen from the Museum’s extensive textile collection. Featured in this showing are a variety of designs and styles from the early 1870s through the 1990s.

Quilts served practical purposes as a means of providing protection from the cold, but they were also made as gifts for special occasions such as weddings, births and other rites of passage.

“Quilts-Patches of Time” is on display at the Museum of The Albemarle Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, closed Mondays and Holidays. Call 252-335-1453 or visit for information.

The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 South Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. Serving Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties, the museum is the northeast regional history museum of the North Carolina Division of State History Museums. Department of Cultural Resources, State of North Carolina. History Happens Here!

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