Bergen County Quilt and Coverlet Show

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

The Bergen County Quilt and Coverlet Show was held October 1-2, 2021.  You can still purchase our catalog, Stitched and Woven, and enjoy our Blog.




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:

(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



Quilt and Coverlet Show

Although the Show is over, history continues to be studied and celebrated by our local museums.  The Ridgewood Historical Society and the Upper Saddle River Historical Society were sponsors of the event.


Contact us:

(201) 447-3242



Events Held Oct. 1-2, 2021

Lecture: 300 Years of American Quilts

Dana Balsamo

Gallery Tour: Coverlets

Kay Yeomans, curator of collections at the Hopper-Goetschius House, will lead the tour of the coverlets on Friday morning.  Learn about the evolution of Bergen County coverlet style and the images used by the local weavers.

Gallery Tour: Quilts

Peggy W. Norris, chair of the Bergen County Quilt and Coverlet Show, will lead the tour of the quilts on Saturday morning.  Take this opportunity to take an in-depth look at some of the quilts and hear about their stories.


Stitched and Woven

Bergen County Quilts & Coverlets, 1800-1976

By Peggy W. Norris & Kay Yeomans


Buy Online

Buy at the

Schoolhouse Museum

650 E. Glen Ave. Ridgewood, NJ

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. 


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.

Participating Museums and Individuals


Exhibit Sponsors

Online Sales Suspended until October



"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 for your group, please contact us (see below).

Watch Stitches in Time

recorded by the

Upper Saddle River Library

  • 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




  • American Quilt Study Group

  • Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs

  • Northwest Bergen History Coalition


  • The Clinton D. and Grace A. Carlough Charitable Foundation

  • Valley Health Foundation

  • Wegmans Montvale


  • Francesca Moskowitz

  • Acme Markets


Participating Sponsors

  • Brownstone Quilters Guild

  • Old Paramus Reformed Church

  • Ridgewood Public Library


Special Thanks

  • Garden State Quilters

  • Participating Organizations and Individuals

  • Volunteers who setup, take down, and staffed the show



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