“Make Pieces Not War” with Quilt Historian

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“MAKE PIECES NOT WAR” with Quilt Historian Neva Hart, Roanoke, VA

For soldiers in the field or citizen soldiers who declared the moral equivalent of war, quilts have been used throughout America’s history not only to comfort but to further “the Cause.” YOU MAY BE SURPRISED TO LEARN that it wasn’t the Boston Tea Party that started the Revolution! Learn how quilt makers, impacted by textile trade, embargoes, and social trends, were influenced by the Revolutionary War to modern Middle East conflicts. Quilt turnings will show how quilt makers expressed their political sentiments with samples from Hart’s personal collection beginning from the late 1700s.

Neva Hart’s Bed Quilt Turnings will take place at the Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center, 439 East Ridgeway, Downtown Clifton Forge at 10:30 am12:30 pm and 3:00 pm.  In addition to the Bed Quilt Turnings, the Arts & Crafts Center will also host an Americana Quilt Display in the gallery.

“MAKE PIECES NOT WAR” with Quilt Historian Neva Hart, Roanoke, VA

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