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Sunday, 10 November 2013

Old Bedford Village - Home of the National Museum of the American Coverlet

Dia Duit, we left Hagerstown and travelled to Bedford where we had a short visit of the National Museum of the American Coverlet. We hear and read about Antique Quilts, but not much about the early spinning and weaving of the coverlet. Beautiful examples of the Antique Coverlets adorn the walls of the museum. The gentleman that gave our tour of the Museum, tolds us much of the history of where the weavers lived, where they came from and how they lived. As we were leaving flurries of snow had started to fall, even though the sun was shining. Our next destination was Lancaster. My posts, will be scattered and in no sort of order of our progress through the States.The memories of our unexpected journey, will stay with me forever. Slàn, O'faigh

6 comments:

KaHolly said...

That's quite a place. Glad you had such a memorable trip to the states. Such a long journey for you to take.

julieQ said...

I have never been there, but would love to go someday! A local friend of mine has a woven coverlet from the early 1800's and it is so pretty.

Sue B said...

just gorgeous, thank you for sharing them with us

Lori said...

I love coverlets almost as much as quilts!!

katherine said...

Sounds like a great holiday! Love hearing about the places you have visited

Merilyn said...

Nice post about these wonderful woven bed covers!!!! It must have been a wonderful experience to visit this place and learn of its history!!