Historic Cold Spring Village is featuring all things fiber arts at the 27th annual Cape May Quilt and Fiber Show, Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25. Both days will feature demonstrations and vendors of quilting, textiles, knitting, crocheting, basket weaving, broom making, wool dyeing, sheep shearing and more.
On Saturday, visitors may vote for their favorite quilts in the Welcome Center at the Viewer’s Choice Quilt Show, and on Sunday continue to enjoy the display and see the winners. A rare wedding quilt, c. 1714, handmade by Cape May Countian Sarah Spicer, will be on display in the Welcome Center for its annual appearance. The quilt was restored in 2012 through a grant from the Cape May County Culture and Heritage Commission.
Regional vendors are attending with quilting and sewing fabrics, baskets, supplies, and equipment to help inspire the creation of an heirloom project. The Corson-Hand House, home to fiber arts demonstrations at the Village, will feature use of the “Great Wheel” which will be used along with wool preparation and dyeing. Bobbin lace making and tatting will also be demonstrated by a fourth generation artisan. Seasoned knitters and newcomers to the craft alike will learn from these discussions and demonstrations.
Opened in 2012, the Needle Arts Coop The Shepherds Hook , located in the Taylor Poultry building serves as a learning center for interactive lessons and information on handmade crafts and skills. Take-home kits and supplies will be available for purchase along with specialty items made by local and Village artisans.