James A. Tuttle Library schedules presentation on Civil War quilts

Published: 6/21/2022 11:53:48 AM
Modified: 6/21/2022 11:53:28 AM

Pam Weeks will give a presentation on Civil War quilts Thursday, July 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at James A. Tuttle Library, 45 Main St. in Antrim.

Quilts made for use by soldiers during the Civil War are very rare, as only 20 are known to exist. Weeks’s illustrated lecture will outline the origins of the U. S. Sanitary Commission at the beginning of the Civil War and examines the roles women played on the home front, and as nurses. The stories of 14 Civil War soldiers' quilts will be highlighted.

Weeks is the Binney Family Curator of the New England Quilt Museum, and author of the book “Civil War Quilts” and articles on quilt history. She also lectures nationally on quilt-making and quilt history, using quilts to tell stories of the Civil War, women's history and industrial history. New Hampshire Humanities is sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public.


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