SPEAKER: Susan Schoelwer, Robert H. Smith Senior Curator at George Washington’s Mount Vernon
ADULT/TEEN: What do a silk embroidered picture from Oregon, a bed rug from Illinois, and a white work quilt from the Hudson Valley have in common? All three are well-published treasures in the DAR Museum collection, long familiar to students and collectors of early American needlework. Susan Schoelwer, author of Connecticut Needlework: Women, Art, and Family, delves deep into multi-generational family history to reconstruct the “hidden ties” connecting different types of needlework, stretching from 19th century samples and quilts back to Federal-era silk embroideries and colonial crewelwork. Together, needlework and family history lead us to women’s stories that have long gone unnoticed--often hidden in plain sight--waiting to be discovered. Our free programs are made possible by the kindness of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Visit eyeonelegance.dar.org and dar.org/museum.
Time: 12 pm