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.

Grieving Widow in Mourning Dress circa 1856 From the collection of Dr. Karin Bohleke.  

Grieving Widow in Mourning Dress circa 1856
From the collection of Dr. Karin Bohleke.
 

  • 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

    AND more!

Our Featured Speakers:
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FOR MORE DETAILS & FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, VIEW OUR
SEMINAR BROCHURE.

TO REGISTER AND PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS FOR THIS SEMINAR, VISIT OUR SEMINAR EVENT PAGE

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