Biennial quilt show featuring a showcase of beautiful quilts made by guild members and featuring special exhibits.
•Special exhibit, “The Martha Howard Quilt”
•Hundreds of contemporary and traditional quilts
•A large Merchant Mall
•Great Raffle Baskets
•Children's activity area
•Plenty of free parking
•Quilt appraisals done on-site by certified quilt appraiser (by appointment only, go to www.RNQG.org for more
details and to make an appointment)
"The Martha Howard Quilt" circa 1786.
This antique treasure is the oldest known American made whole-cloth quilt. It was donated to the Canton, Massachusetts Historical Society around 1910 and over time was forgotten.
An historical society employee discovered the box in storage at the Society headquarters in 2008, as well as letters documenting the quilt's history. The quilt subsequently underwent a year-long restoration project to return it to its former glory.
Come hear the story of Martha Howard’s journey and her dedication to perfection in creating this magnificent
quilt. Witness the unique salmon color of the ‘chintz like’ wool. Admire the handiwork, and marvel at the overall quilting patterns, designs typical of New England.
This is only the second time the quilt has been released for a display open to the general public!
Don't miss this chance to see such a treasure.