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VIRTUAL LECTURE: Wearing Quilts: Regionalism in Quilted Petticoats

April 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

with Linda Baumgarten, Curator of Textiles, Emerita, Colonial Williamsburg, and Independent Scholar

$10 (members 10% discount)

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Many 18th-century women wore warm, decorative skirts called “petticoats,” which were usually intended to be visible through the open front of the gown skirts. Although quilted petticoats were available as imported items, many American women hand quilted their own. A close study of the designs reveals that regional styles developed, so that a New England petticoat about 1750 was quilted in a design quite different from one made in Philadelphia about the same time. This lecture examines the quilted designs in detail, revealed through line drawings achieved using computer-assisted design technology.

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Image: Linda Baumgarten, Drawing of Sarah Halsey petticoat
This exhibition has been made possible by generous support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, The Connecticut Cultural Fund, The Coby Foundation, Connecticut Humanities, Mr. & Mrs. J. Geddes Parsons, Bouvier Insurance, Barbara and Wayne Harms, Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Booth, Mr. & Mrs. Jeb Embree, Dr. Margaret O’Shea & Mr. Daniel O’Shea, as well as donors to the Museum’s Annual Fund. Media sponsor: WSHU Public Radio.

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Date:
April 8
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Venue

Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
Phone:
8604345542
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Organizer

Florence Griswold
Phone:
(860) 434-5542
Email:
frontdesk@flogris.org
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