Webinar. Peggy W. Norris hosts Stitches in Time: Quilts, 1800-1976, on March 1

| 15 Feb 2021 | 01:36

On Monday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m., Peggy W. Norris will present a webinar “Stitches in Time: Quilts, 1800-1976.”

During the presentation, she will explore a large variety of quilts, some dated as early as 1800. Hosted by Mahwah Museum, the webinar is free, but donations to the museum are welcome. Registration is required; please register in advance at www.mahwahmuseum.org.

American quilts have decorated our beds and kept us warm for two centuries. Norris, best known for her study of local history and genealogy, has also made a study of American quilts. She is a member of the local Brownstone Quilters Guild and of the national American Quilt Study Group and a quilt-maker herself.

She and other local historians are planning a quilt and coverlet show for June 11 and 12, in Ridgewood. Norris will discuss many of the exceptional quilts that will be exhibited during the show. Learn more about the Bergen County Quilt and Coverlet Show at www.bergencountyquiltandcoverletshow.com.

The Mahwah Museum is located at 201 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah. The museum is open to the public on Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m.; admission is free for museum members and children and $5 for non-members.

Ongoing rotating exhibits include Revealed: Women’s Fight for the Right to Vote, Palisades Amusement Park in Miniature and A College Come to Mahwah: Ramapo College, 1965-1975.

Permanent exhibits are Les Paul in Mahwah and The Donald Cooper Model Railroad.

Call 201-512-0099 or visit www.mahwahmuseum.org for more information about exhibits, online events and volunteer opportunities.