Textile Trio Events:

Quilting Knitting Weaving/Spinning at the Windham Textile and History Museum June 2016

Announcing a series of three separate summer Saturday events to be held at the Windham Textile and History Museum, Willimantic, Ct. 06226. These events will be held at the museum’s two sites at 411 Main St. and at 159 Union St. www.millmuseum.org 860.456.2178 themillmuseum@gmail.com.

Each Saturday will focus on one aspect of the world of plant or animal fibers used in Quilting, Knitting, and Weaving/Spinning. Each Saturday will include experts in the related field to share knowledge and experience, docents to help teach the craft, historians speaking of early production, commercial outlets, and music with appropriate songs and ballads accompanying. There will be demonstrations, hands-on samples and materials for beginners to use. The public is invited to come share their projects and skills, learn from others, tour the Textile Museum, and spend the day.

The daily schedule will be 10-4, with set times for presentations such as a lecture, demonstration, or entertainment. The museum will provide tables and chairs as needed. Visitors are charged $10 adult, $5 child which includes a full tour of the museum itself. Food and beverage from local establishments will be offered for sale.

Leaders, demonstrators and lecturers are invited to bring their wares to sell at no fee to the museum. Commercial fiber-related vendors are invited to set up stalls/displays.

June 11 Quilting & Fiber Arts– Melanie Johnston (mjfiberart@gmail.com), Joan Blade Johnson (loveartquilts@gmail.com) Hampton are the leaders.

June 18 Knitting – June 18th is the 12th annual celebration of World Wide Knit in Public Day.

June 25 Weaving/Spinning – Peggy Church, (peggychurch@earthlink.net) professional weaver/spinner, Chaplin will lead

For more information or to volunteer, call Faith Kenton at 860.456.0817 or email phiona8@sbcglobal.net