Nothing has been normal in the last year. We've canceled the Bergen County Quilt and Coverlet Show twice and are waiting to reschedule it when we can safely enjoy these treasures. Meanwhile, we have decided to release the exhibit catalog. Stitched & Woven: Bergen County Quilts and Coverlets, 1800-1976 is now for sale.
By Peggy W. Norris and Kay Yeomans
Photography by Marion T. Brown
Quilts and Coverlets from 17 Bergen County museums, churches, and libaries and 13 private collections.
160 pages, full-color, hard cover, indexed
Order your copy today
Buy it at the Schoolhouse Museum, 650 E. Glen Ave., Ridgewood, NJ (check hours here)
In 2019 the Bergen County Quilt and Coverlet Show Committee contacted every museum in Bergen County to invite them to participate in a quilt and coverlet show planned for September 2020 (and then May 2021). The COVID-19 pandemic canceled the exhibit plans, but we did research and photograph each item. In the exhibit catalog we present the quilts and coverlets with stories and photos of the people who made and owned them. This book will delight quilters, historians, genealogists, and art lovers.
Bergen County Quilt and Coverlet Show Committee
Peggy W. Norris, Chair
Marion T. Brown
Publication supported in part with grants from American Quilt Study Group, the Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs, and the Northwest Bergen History Coalition.