Mourning and Meaning Through Cloth: A Textile Study Seminar
October 21st and 22nd, 2016
Join the Virginia Quilt Museum in Downtown Harrisonburg, Va. for a special two-day Seminar on death and mourning in America. Learn about American rituals of death and grieving as shared through the lens of quilts, mourning dress and other historic textiles.
Hear from Keynote Speaker, quilt collector and VQM exhibitor, Polly Mello, and enjoy her now infamous "Midnight in the Garden of Quilts" collection
Listen to presentations by three distinguished scholars in the field of American death and mourning
Meet Hugo Kohl, vintage jewelry designer and craftsman and tour his unique Museum of American Jewelry Manufacturing and Design
Enjoy a fascinating walking tour of Harrisonburg's historic Woodbine Cemetery
Learn about the History of the Warren-Sipe House while viewing a hand-picked selection of VQM Collection quilts in a"Ghosts of the Warren-Sipe House" quilt turning
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