Bergen County Quilt and Coverlet Show

Friday, October 1, 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday, October 2, 10 am - 4 pm

650 & 660 E. Glen Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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.  After canceling two dates for the Show, we are very excited that we can safely gather again and that we can have the Show on October 1 and 2.  Sponsoring organizations are Ridgewood and Upper Saddle River Historical Societies.

 

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

Friday and Saturday

October 1 & 2, 2021

 

Old Paramus Reformed Church and Schoolhouse Museum

650-660 E. Glen Ave.

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Tickets: $10 at the door.

More Information: bergencountyquilts@gmail.com

(201) 447-3242

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Lecture: 300 Years of American Quilts

Saturday, October 2, 1 pm

Ridgewood Public Library

125 N. Maple Ave.

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Free Admission

Registration Required because of COVID limits in the auditorium.

 

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

This slide show presents a timeline of how quilts developed in America, how styles evolved, how history inspired quiltmakers in the past and continues to do so. 

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Gallery Tour: Coverlets

Friday, October 1, 9 am

​Schoolhouse Museum

650 E. Glen Ave.

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Tickets: $25 includes

same-day show admission

Registration Limit: 15

 

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

Saturday, October 2, 2021, 9 am

Education Building

Paramus Reformed Church

550 E. Glen Ave.

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Tickets: $25 includes

same-day show admission

Registration Limit: 15

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.

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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

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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.

Stitched and Woven

Bergen County Quilts & Coverlets, 1800-1976

By Peggy W. Norris & Kay Yeomans

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Purchase at the Schoolhouse Museum Sundays 2 pm - 4 pm

"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

Raffle

 

 

"Liberty"

 

To Be Raffled on October 2, 2021. 3:45 pm at the Hopper-Goetschius House Museum

363 E. Saddle River Rd.

Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458

Live-streamed to the Education Building, Paramus Reformed Church.

More information and an order form for tickets.

Proceeds to benefit the show.

Museum Exhibit:

A is for Artistry

Schoolhouse Museum

650 E. Glen Ave.

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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Current exhibit at the Museum.

Open Sundays 1 pm - 4 pm

Ridgewood Historical Society website

 

Buy your exhibit catalog and raffle tickets here during public hours.

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 Sponsors

 

  • 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

 

Participating Sponsors

  • Brownstone Quilters Guild

  • Old Paramus Reformed Church

  • Ridgewood Public Library

Parking

Parking onsite and on side streets.  No onsite bus parking available.  Contact us for suggestions.

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 from the train station.  Taxi, uber, and Lyft available.

 

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