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


April 26, 2016
Wooley Fox Hooked Rug Retreat
Ramada Inn
Ligonier, PA

You may recall that in September two years ago we partnered with our friends at the Woolley Fox hooked rug studio in Ligonier for a wonderful show, class and hook-in, featuring 141 hooked rugs, all here at the Museum, displayed alongside the coverlets that inspired them.  (Did you know that early hooked rugs were made from loom waste?)  As part of our continuing outreach efforts, we will be at their Rug Retreat on Tuesday, April 26 from 3:30 to 5:00 to talk about the Museum and its collections.

May 7 & 8, 2016
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
Howard County Fairground
West Friendship, MD

Yes, 2016 will be our seventh 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  We look forward to seeing you there.

June 4, 2016
NMAC Tenth Anniversary Celebration
At the Museum

Cake and coffee!   Help us celebrate ten years of growth and achievement, and be among the first to see the new exhibition.

Nine years ago ....


September 23-24-25, 2016

Coverlet College
At the Museum

This will be the fifth in our series of annual seminars covering both "basic" and "advanced" topics (we use these terms loosely), including presentations, hands-on opportunities, workshops and a show-and-tell. 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!

The 2016 schedule, class description and registration form are posted here.
Information on the presenters is here.

Scholarships are available.

Note:  The program changes each year and there is something for everyone, including collectors, researchers, antiques dealers and just regular folks.  To give you an idea of what we have covered in past years, a list of earlier presentations is here.


October 1-2, 2016
Fiber Arts Fest
Sauder Village
Archbold, Ohio

Another new addition to our calendar!  We’ll let you know more as the Sauder Village folks work out their program.