National Museum of the American Coverlet
322 S. Juliana St
Bedford, PA 15522

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2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Colonial Coverlet Guild of America (CCGA)
Annual Meeting
At the Museum

This annual meeting is open to the public, with advance registration.  The day will include a tour of the  new exhibition, presentations, lunch and a show and tell session. 

Click HERE for details and a sign-up form.

 Special reduced motel rates will be available. 

CCGA Website.

Sat/Sun May 6 & 7, 2017
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
Howard County Fairground
West Friendship, MD

This will be our eighth year at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. If you haven’t been there, you are missing out on a lot of fun. This is a family friendly event ($5 admission – new this year but worth it), open to the public. Always held on the first full weekend in May, it is a wonderful opportunity to see and touch all breeds of sheep. There are sheepdog trials, demonstrations and vendors offering everything from yarn to woven textiles and all things related to sheep and wool. Weekend hours are 9 to 6 on Saturday and 9 to 5 on Sunday. We’ll have our usual space, A-2 at the left front of the main exhibition building. Get directions and learn all about it at http://www.sheepandwool.org. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Red Stone Glen
Fiber Arts Center Open House
York Haven, PA

Tom Knisely and Sara Bixler of the Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center (435 Popps Ford Road, York Haven, PA 17370) have invited us to appear at their open house this year. We look forward to a great day of learning, sharing and good company.  For more details, call them at 717.212.9022 or us at 814.623.1588. The Red Stone website is http://www.redstoneglen.com.

Thu/Fri/Sat, July 20, 21 & 22, 2017
Mid Atlantic Fiber Arts Conference (MAFA)
Millersville University
Millersville, PA

This biennial event is for weavers, spinners, fiber artists and anyone interested in the world of textiles.
See us in the vendor area, which will be open to the public free of charge.

Read more about it at their website www.mafa-conference-2017.org.

Fri/Sat/Sun, September 22, 23 & 24, 2017
Coverlet College VII
At the Museum

This will be our seventh annual seminar covering both “basic” and “advanced” topics (we use these terms loosely), including presentations, hands-on opportunities, optional workshops and a show-and-tell session.  If you want to know more about coverlets, this is the series for you. There is something for everyone, including collectors, researchers, antiques dealers and just regular folks.  

The topics change each year.  To give you an idea of what we have covered in past years, click here for a list of earlier presentations.

Don’t be intimidated.  We welcome folks at all levels of expertise, or the lack of it.  Meet and share with other “coverlet people,” and have a nice time, some good food and a full weekend away from all your normal distractions.

 Click here to see the 2017 program schedule and registration form.

Scholarships are available.  Click here for information.

Call the Museum at 814.623.1588 for information regarding schedule, registration and special reduced motel rates.