Patriotic-themed Quilts Featured at Sully Quilt & Textile Show & Sale
Sully's fall classic has been expanded and updated to reflect contemporary tastes in collecting and interior décor. Meet new vendors and see unique and diverse textile arts at Sully Historic Site's 38th Annual Quilt & Textile Show & Sale on Sunday, September 11, 2011, from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Brightly colored quilts still wave in the breeze, but a whole new array of textile arts await you. Merchants will tempt shoppers with antique and new quilts, international fabrics, antique linens, lace, stained glass and jewelry at the largest outdoor quilt show in the east.
Tour the 1794 home of Richard Bland Lee, northern Virginia's first congressman and see early examples of patriotic quilts exhibited in the period rooms. These quilts, belonging to private collectors reflect our commemoration of Patriot Day.
Three well-known speakers will share their expertise on the use and care of quilts. Generously sponsored by G Street Fabrics, Washington, DC, interior designer, Mary Drysdale offers advice on decorating with textiles, highlighted by photos of her own designs. Curator of Textiles Alden O'Brien, at the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Museum, will talk about some of the beautiful quilts in the DAR collection and will do a book signing of Historic Quilts of the DAR Museum. Julia Brennan, just back from working on an exhibit at the Royal Thai Museum presents textile conservation and preservation tips from a globe-trotting conservator.
Throughout the day, Northern Virginia Quilters Unlimited will provide demonstrations and talks on quilting techniques. Living history interpreters will demonstrate spinning, weaving and hand sewing as it was done in the 18th and 19th centuries and invite you to try some of these techniques. Appraisers will be available to evaluate your family heirloom quilts for $10 per quilt with a limit of two quilts.
Enjoy a hearty lunch from our food vendors as you picnic in the shady grove of trees. See how delicious kettle corn is made and treat yourself to ice cream. Hear our roving musician playing traditional Appalachian melodies on the banjo.
Admission to the Quilt Show is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children. For more information, contact Sully at 703-437-1794.