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

Sat/Sun May 2 & 3, 2020
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
Howard County Fairground
West Friendship, MD

Special Note: 2020 Festival canceled. Read more here.

This would have been our eleventh 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!

Fri (optional)/Sat/Sun, September 25, 26 & 27, 2020
Coverlet College IX
At the Museum

This will be our ninth 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. 

Our 2020 program schedule and registration form IS NOW AVAILABLE .

Scholarships ARE NOW 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.