“If These Quilts Could Talk” at Ellarslie
“IF THESE QUILTS COULD TALK”: The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park will host a juried exhibition of quilts by the Friendly Quilters of Bucks County and the Sankofa Stitchers January 19 through April 19. An opening reception is Sunday, January 19 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion has announced a juried exhibition of quilts by the Friendly Quilters of Bucks County and the Sankofa Stitchers. Featuring nearly 30 quilts across a range of sizes, styles, and color schemes, the exhibition’s display of artistry, creativity, and story-telling will fill Ellarslie’s first floor galleries from January 19 to April 19.
There will be an opening reception on Sunday, January 19, from 2 to 4 p.m., as well as a closing reception and Quilters Walk and Talk on Sunday, April 19, from 2 to 4 p.m.
The Friendly Quilters and Sankofa Stitchers work to keep the traditions of quilt making alive by creating works of art that tell stories and strengthen historical and community bonds. The members of both groups are experienced quilters and have quilted individually and together for many years, bringing a wide range of styles to this exhibition.
In addition to the exhibition, “If These Quilts Could Talk,” Ellarslie will offer workshops and lectures on quilting and lectures on the history and traditions of quilts in the African American community.
The museum, located in Cadwalader Park, Trenton, is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Parking is available in the park. There is no admission charge, but donations are appreciated.
For more information, visit ellarslie.org or call (609) 989-3632.