The Simsbury Historical Society presents
an event celebrating the significance of fiber arts in America. "The
Fabric of Time" offers real-life illustrations of the story of important
household industries including quilting, spinning, weaving, and knitting. Once
an essential aspect of the work of women's daily life, these crafts are now
enjoyed hobbies and admired arts.
featured speaker is Ed Johnetta Miller,
a fiber artist, quilter, teacher, curator and lecturer, and one of the
most creative and colorful improvisational quilt makers in the U.S. She will speak at 11 am in the Meeting House about
her progression from weaving to quilting. Seating in the Meeting House
is limited; please call 860-217-3686 to reserve a place. Other attractions
include an exhibition of looms, textiles and spinning wheels from the Society’s
collection; a variety of other speakers and demonstrators; vendors of crafting supplies;
and a special introduction of the Society’s new 18th-century-style
woodworking shop in the Phelps Barn. The day-long event is open to all for a
suggested donation of $5 per person. For more
information, visit www.simsburyhistory.org.
This program is part of Connecticut at Work, a year-long
conversation on the past, present and future of work life in Connecticut
created by Connecticut Humanities. In the Hartford area, Connecticut at Work is a partnership with the Hartford Public
Library and the Greater Hartford Arts Council. For more information, visit cthumanties.org/ctatwork.