Bergen County Quilt and Coverlet Show

Ridgewood, New Jersey

Date To Be Scheduled

Quilts and Coverlets, 1800-1976, from Bergen County, New Jersey, Museums and Private Collections

Join us for this two-day event highlighting quilts and coverlets made in Bergen County, New Jersey.  Bergen County is in northeastern New Jersey, across the Hudson River from New York City.  It has grown from 15,000 farmers in 1800 to a home for almost 950,000 commuters today.  Quilts and coverlets are not only beautiful reminders of our history, but reflect the lives of Bergen County's women and men through the years.  We originally planned the show for September of 2020.  Due to the pandemic we rescheduled for June 2021.  We have canceled the June date and will reschedule it when we can enjoy meeting in large groups again.

 

Events

Quilt and Coverlet Show

Friday, September 25 10-5

Saturday, September 26, 10-4

Old Paramus Reformed Church and Schoolhouse Museum

650 E. Glen Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Tickets available at the door.

More Information: bergencountyquilts@gmail.com

(201) 447-3242

Lecture: 300 Years of American Quilts

Friday, Sept. 25, 2 pm

Ridgewood Public Library

125 N. Maple Ave.

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Dana Balsamo of Material Pleasures will give a brief history of Quilting in America with examples from the 1770s to today.  Dana is a quilt appraiser, entrepreneur, and auctioneer.  She is on the Board of the American Quilt Study Group.

Lecture: Flowering of Coverlets in Bergen County

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2 pm

Ridgewood Public Library
125 N. Maple Ave.

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Kay Yeomans, curator of the Hopper-Goetschius Museum,  Kay has been inventorying and studying coverlets made in Bergen County in a local home industry that lasted from x to x.

Gallery Tour: Quilts

Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 am

Old Paramus Reformed Church

Take a tour of the highlights of the exhibit with Peggy Norris, chair of the Show.  Learn more about the quilts and their makers.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED, LIMITED TICKETS

 

Events

Quilt and Coverlet Show

Dates to be determined

 

Old Paramus Reformed Church and Schoolhouse Museum

650 E. Glen Ave.

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Tickets available at the door.

More Information: bergencountyquilts@gmail.com

(201) 447-3242

Lecture: 300 Years of American Quilts

Date to be determined

Ridgewood Public Library

125 N. Maple Ave.

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Dana Balsamo, quilt collector, dealer,appraiser, and auctioneer

 

A brief history of quilting in America with examples from the 1770s to today. 

Lecture: Bergen County's Unique Coverlet History

Date to be determined

Ridgewood Public Library
125 N. Maple Ave.

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Kay Yeomans, Curator of the Hopper-Goetschius Museum

 

The Jacquard coverlets of Bergen County were prized possessions, often handed down in wills. Learn about what makes Bergen County's coverlets unique, what is known about the makers, and for whom they were made.

Gallery Tour: Quilts

Date to be determined

Paramus Reformed Church

Take a tour of the highlights of the exhibit with Peggy Norris, chair of the Show.  Learn more about the quilts and their makers. 

 

Gallery Tour: Coverlets

Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 am

Schoolhouse Museum

Kay Yeomans will lead a tour of the coverlet exhibit pointing out the many details that make these coverlets unique. 

Bed Turning

TBA

Schoolhouse Museum

Vicky Herbert shares more quilts and coverlets from the collections of the Ridgewood Historical Society and the Upper Saddle River Historical Society.

Schoolhouse Museum Exhibit: A is for Artistry

Friday, Sept. 25, 10-5

Saturday, Sept. 26, 10-4

Schoolhouse Museum

After viewing the coverlets in the Museum, view the current exhibit on your own.

Gallery Tour: Coverlets

Date to be determined

Schoolhouse Museum

Kay Yeomans will lead a tour of the coverlet exhibit pointing out the many details that make these coverlets unique. 

Bed Turning

Date to be determined

Schoolhouse Museum

Vicky Herbert shares more quilts and coverlets from the collections of the Ridgewood Historical Society and the Upper Saddle River Historical Society.

Museum Exhibit:

A is for Artistry

 

Schoolhouse Museum

 

After viewing the coverlets in the Museum, view the current exhibit on your own.

Check the Ridgewood Historical Society website for public opening of the exhibit.

"Stitches in Time: Quilts, 1800-1976"

 

A Virtual Program

 

Stitches in Time: Quilts, 1800-1976 A Webinar with Peggy Norris, chair of the Bergen County Quilt and Coverlet Show.  American quilts have decorated our beds and kept us warm for two centuries.  Peggy explores the great variety of quilts from 1800 to 1976, with a special look at quilts made in Bergen County. Quilts tell stories about women, their families, and their communities.

If you would like to schedule this program fro your group, please contact us (see below).

More Information

Participating Museums and Individuals

 

  • Joan Aliotta

  • Lyra W. Aupperlee Family

  • Adam R. Brown

  • Herb and Karin Carlough

  • James and Karen Carlough

  • Anthony J. Cavo

  • Matthew J. Corso

  • Dater Family

  • Friends of the Hermitage Inc.

  • Garretson Forge and Farm Restoration, Inc.

  • Regina Haring

  • The Historical Society of Rockland County, New York

  • Sheryl Yeomans Jordan

  • Kearney House, Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey

  • Koob Family

  • Mahwah Museum

  • Dianne McKinnon

  • The Meadowlands Museum

  • Oakland Historical Society, Inc.

  • Old Paramus Reformed Church

  • Paramus Fritz Behnke Historical Museum

  • Pascack Historical Society

  • Ramapo Reformed Church

  • Ramsey Historical Society

  • Ridgewood Historical Society

  • Joe Suplicki

  • Upper Saddle River Historical Society

  • Upper Saddle River Public Library

  • The Zabriskie House, Wyckoff

 

 

Exhibit Catalog Sponsors

 

  • American Quilt Study Group

  • Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs

  • Northwest Bergen History Coalition
     

 

Participating Sponsors

  • Brownstone Quilters Guild

  • Old Paramus Reformed Church

  • Ridgewood Public Library

Parking

Parking onsite and on side streets. 

Carpool from the Graydon north parking lot, corner of Linwood Ave. & Northern Parkway.  (GPS address 230 Northern Parkway, Ridgewood)

Train and bus service to Ridgewood, use NJ Transit Trip Planner.  The Show site is 2 miles away.  Taxi, uber, and Lyft available.

 

Contact

 

650 E. Glen Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450

201-447-3242    bergencountyquilts@gmail.com

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