Historic Cold Spring Village is featuring fiber arts at the 27th annual Cape May Quilt and Fiber Show, Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25. Sponsored by Chris Clemans, the event will be held from 10am until 4:30pm both days and will feature Viewer’s Choice quilt show, speakers, demonstrations and vendors.
On Saturday, visitors may vote for their favorite quilts in the Welcome Center at the Viewer’s Choice Quilt Show or the Junior division entries displayed in Marshallville Schoolhouse or visit the Cold Spring Brewery to see the Drunkards Path Challenge entries. 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.
Shop for quilting and sewing fabrics, baskets, supplies, and equipment to help inspire the creation of an heirloom project with the regional vendors. Visit with the Embroiderer’s Guild of America, Jersey Cape Atlantic Chapter, Third Star Fiber Artists, South Shore Quilters, and Peaceful Stitchers Quilt Guild will be demonstrating their needlework techniques. Quilts of Valor and Ryan’s Case for Smiles will demonstrate as well.
Mark Lipinski, founder of the Slow Stitch Movement will speak on Getting your MOJO back and how to recharge your creativity at 2 pm each day. Other speakers will discuss African American quilting, English Paper piecing and the knitting history fishermen’s sweater. Please see the website for more information and times. www.hcsv.org.
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.