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

Fri/Sat/Sun, September 21, 22 & 23, 2018
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.  

Topics change each year.

Click here to see a list of things covered in past years.
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 2018 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 – or to use your credit card.  Sign up now – space is limited!


Watch for more events in 2019
Sat/Sun May 5 & 6, 2018
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
Howard County Fairground
West Friendship, MD

This will be our ninth 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 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 Hope to see you there!

Saturday April 21, 2018
Common Threads Fiber Arts Celebration
Somerset County Historical Center
Somerset, PA

We have been invited to participate in this second annual event. Keynote speakers will be Mike Taylor, author of the Spinning Wheel Book, and Sally Fink, who will be showcasing her historical and fantasy garments.  Fellow fiber artists will be displaying their handmade products, demonstrating specific fiber arts techniques and providing hands-on activities for participants.
Stop by and visit with us!
Hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Open House
Red Stone Glen Fiber Center
York Haven, PA

Tom Knisely and his daughter Sara Bixler have asked us back to their annual open house.  Great people, demonstrations, food, fiber, fuzzy animals and a fun day in the country.  What more could you want?
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more details, call them at 717.212.9022 or us at 814.623.1588. The Red Stone website is