National Museum of the American Coverlet
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Bedford, PA 15522

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2014

Colonial Coverlet Guild of America (CCGA)
Annual Meeting

April 12-13, 2014
At the Museum

The Coverlet Museum will host the annual meeting of the CCGA. The meeting is open to all interested parties. Note: This weekend will be the grand opening of the Simmermaker exhibition see details below.

Schedule and registration forms for the CCGA meeting are available here.
Online registration - for PayPal or credit card registrations.

A full color exhibition catalog with images of all 88 coverlets is now in production.

Simmermaker Exhibition
April 12 October, 2014
At the Museum

NMAC will offer this major exhibition of 88 selections from one of the most important private coverlet collections in the country. John Simmermaker, a well-known and respected long-time collector, is making his coverlets available for this exciting event.

Opening weekend will be April 12-13, at which time we will welcome the Colonial Coverlet Guild of America for their 2014 annual meeting. Program schedule and registration form for opening day are available here.

The exhibition will run through the weekend of the September Coverlet College, and perhaps be extended until after the fabled Bedford Fall Foliage weekends in October. Mr. Simmermaker will offer presentations at both the opening CCGA weekend and Coverlet College. This will be a "must-see" exhibition, so plan to attend when you can!

A full color catalog, poster and DVD of this exhibition are now available.

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
May 3 & 4, 2014
Howard County Fairgrounds
2210 Fairground Road
West Friendship, MD  21794

Yes, 2014 will be our fifth year at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. If you haven't been there, you are missing out on a lot of fun. Always held on the first full weekend in May, this is the largest sheep and wool festival in the country. Admission is free, and it is a must-see. Hours are 9 to 6 on Saturday and 9 to 5 on Sunday. We'll have our usual space, A-2 at the front of the main exhibition building. Get directions and read all about it at www.sheepandwool.org.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Rug Hooking WEEK
August 11-16, 2014
Sauder Village, Archbold, OH 

Each year in August, Sauder Village hosts its renowned rug hooking week. In 2014, our own Laszlo and Melinda Zongor will be there to talk about coverlets and their relationship with hooked rugs. There will be a coverlet presentation, a discovery day, book signings, and various coverlet-related activities. Stay tuned to the Museum website for details. This will be a nice opportunity to see our Midwestern friends, so we hope to see you there!

Fiber Retreat
Saturday, September (date to be announced)

For knitters, spinners, weavers, rug hookers and everyone interested in fiber.  This one-day event will include demonstrations, workshops, informal lessons, vendors and more – plus space for folks to bring their work and a chair and “do their thing.”  All are welcome to participate or watch.  

Coverlet College
September, 27-28, 2014
At the Museum


This will be the third in our series of annual seminars covering both "basic" and "advanced" topics (we use these terms loosely), including hands-on opportunities and a show-and-tell. There is something for everyone, including collectors, researchers and antiques dealers. If you want to know more about coverlets, this is the series for you. And don't be intimidated. We welcome folks at all levels of expertise, or the lack of it. After all, that's why we're here!

A full detailed schedule and registration form is posted here but mark your calendar now to avoid conflicts! And remember, space is limited, so sign up early!